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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Policies for Water and Food Security in the Dry Areas

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24-26 June 2013. Cairo, Egypt. International Conference: Policies for Water and Food Security in the Dry Areas.  This conference brought together policy makers, development agencies, NGOs, donors and the private sector on the critical topic of identifying and adopting water management policies in the dryland areas that resonate with the development goals of food security, environment sustainability and better livelihoods.

In dryland areas, where water resources are already scarce and are further declining in the face of increasing population and climate change, water security is an immediate priority. The conference aimed to drive commitment and action toward quantifiable improvements to water usage, which can be closely monitored by all those involved in the land and water sector in the coming years.

Dr. Gryseels, Director General, Royal Museum for Cent. Africa: Are talks at the conference going to influence policymaking?
Dr. Lamraani – IDRC Representative: Policy to action – is there a missing link?

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