Paris, France | 4 November 2016
The OECD, in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, organised a workshop with the private sector to discuss and advance solutions to improve the management of agricultural water risks. Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks in the future, ranging from water shortages, to floods and water quality risks. These risks could affect agriculture production and productivity. The workshop discussed actions by the private agro-food sectors to respond to these challenges, from improving information on water risks to measures to reduce water risks on farm.
The objective of the workshop was to engage into a public-private discussion on future water risk assessment and innovative responses in the agro-food sector. The exercise strove to identify what agro-food companies consider as prevalent agricultural water risks and how they have acted against those risks. The workshop also discussed the interactions between agro-food companies and governments in this setting, with the aim of discussing the role of policies and identifying collaboration opportunities.
Session 1: Agricultural water risk information: assessment, identification and disclosure
Session 2: Innovative and effective approaches to agricultural water risk management
Session 3: Interactions with governments: what role for policies and collaboration?
For further information on this workshop please contact the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD).