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27 June 2012

SIANI at World Water Week 2012

Photo courtesy worldwaterweek on flickr

Photo by: worldwaterweek on Flickr

The 2012 World Water Week will be held under the theme ‘Water and Food Security’ during 26th – 31st August 2012 in Stockholm.  The 21st century farming challenge to feed 9 billion by 2050 will need to address following questions; How much food will be needed?, How and where it will be grown? How will we ensure that the food produced is available and affordable to all? There are enormous opportunities for all stakeholders to manage food and water resources more efficiently in the field and throughout the supply chain and it is this topic that will be explored during the 2012 World Water Week.

SIANI is one of the convening organizations and the following program along with side-event, seminar and study visit has been organized by SIANI’s Agri-San expert group and SIANI’s thematic gender group. If you are intending to participate in World Water Week make sure that you book the SIANI events in your calendar.

Why African Women matter in Sustainable Food production 

Side event  – Wednesday , August 29th , 12.45-13.45 

This seminar aims to highlight innovative methodologies in small-scale farming in Sub-Saharan Africa which have demonstrably resulted in transformations in gender relations.

The sanitation chain and profitable links between agriculture and sanitation

Seminar – Wednesday August 29, 14.00 – 17.30

The seminar will examine nutrients in sanitation flow streams from monetary, energy and resource perspectives.

Linking Food Production and Sanitation – Reuse of Blackwater in Practice 

Study Tour – Friday August 31, 14:00 – 18:00

This study tour will focus on the linkage between agriculture and the sanitation systems in Sweden, demonstrated by a new project that has been developed in close cooperation between the municipality of Södertälje, local farmers and farming organizations.

World Water Week – Field Visits
World Water Week – Programme of Events

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