Changing climate and socio-economic development increase the pressure on natural resources and the food systems. To ensure sufficient food production, while simultaneously decrease green house gas emissions, improve biodiversity, and water resource management Climate- and Water-Smart Agriculture (CaWSA) practices are needed. Egypt and the Netherlands are two countries with a different history in agriculture and different challenges to deal with. However, there are many similarities between the two countries. Together we are learning from each other and move towards a sustainable food system.
In this session WUR highlights solutions and challenges for a transition to Climate- and Water-Smart Agriculture. A small movie is developed for this session to demonstrate possibilities for climate and water-smart agriculture.
After the presentation a panel reflects on the track record, ambitions, and challenges of Climate- and Water-Smart Agriculture. The panellists are:
- Mohamed Abdel Monem, FAO
- Marwa Hussein, CARE Egypt
- Nagla Ahmed, Sekem
- Sweeny Binsari, Solidaridad
|16:25||Opening remarks||Melle Leenstra (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cairo)|
|16:30||Keynote presentation||Ivo Demmers (Wageningen Univeristy & Research)|
|16:45||Panel discussion||Moderated by Omar Abdellatif (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cairo); Panellist: Mohamed Abdel Monem, FAOMarwa Hussein, CARE Egypt|
|17:10||Closing remarks||Timmo Gaasbeek (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands)|
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