HLPE is the science-policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). HLPE reports provide a basis for multi-stakeholder debates in the CFS. Comments to the report was provided from representatives of: private sector, civil society, CFS member countries, WLE-CGIAR, SIWI, and a perspective on implementation from FAO. A moderated dialogue with the audience wass included in the program.
Withdrawals and consumptive use of huge volumes of water for food production has several implications and new challenges have to be met. For instance, growing demand for water – and also energy and land – from various sectors in society and the multiple risks and likely consequences of the on-going global warming have to be considered.
The purpose was to discuss policies and governance approaches of water as a fundamental resource for food security and nutrition in terms of improved practices, management and the role of various stakeholders in the food value chain.