Water and cross-sectoral collaboration are key to food system transformations

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At a series of dialogues convened as part of the UNFSS preparatory process, experts argued that well-managed water systems and cross-sectoral collaboration are critically important measures to transform food systems and protect fragile ecosystems. The dialogues were organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), with significant input from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and many other national, regional and international partners.

Referring to the dialogues’ focus on equity and inclusion, Stefan Uhlenbrook, Program Director of WLE, commented: “As long as the poor are deprived of water and energy access for domestic and productive uses, food production and food value chains will remain under-developed and opportunities will be missed.”

Held at the global, national (Egypt and Pakistan) and regional (Southern Africa and Central…

Photo credit: Nabin Baral/IWMI

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