The Minister of Agriculture participates in the launching session of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Initiative in the Water Sector “AWARE”
Mr. Al-Qaseer, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, participated today, Monday, in the launch session of the Adaptation and Climate Resilience Initiative in the Water Sector “AWARE”.
In the presence of Dr. Hani Sweilem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, and Ms. Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Director General of the World Meteorological Organization, on the sidelines of his participation in the COP27 Climate Summit, which is currently being held in Sharm El-Sheikh.
During his speech before the session, “Al-Qusayr” welcomed the attendance and participation in the summit of the parties, and stressed that there is no agriculture without water, as more than 75% of the world’s water resources are directed to serve agriculture. He also indicated that climate changes greatly affect the agricultural sector and related activities and workers In it, these climate changes also affect water and its sources in terms of quantity, quality and timing.
So just as the Food and Agriculture Initiative for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) was launched on Adaptation and Agriculture Day on the 12th of November here in Sharm El Sheikh
Today, it was important to launch the Adaptation and Resilience Initiative, increase the flexibility of the water sector and enable it to face the challenges it is exposed to, especially in fragile and marginalized areas near the sea coasts, with the introduction of the necessary technology to expedite the implementation of these projects.
Al-Qusayr added that we strongly support this initiative, and I call on all participants to support and join it, especially since it is integrated in its essence and content with the Fast initiative.
At the end of his speech, the Minister of Agriculture thanked all the participants in the session and wished them success in supporting the food security system