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Water management: technologies that save and grow . Factsheet 4

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    International Forum on Solar Technologies for Small-scale Agriculture & Water Management (Save The Date) 2018
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    To meet the growing demand for food and water worldwide, the agriculture and food sectors require energy for agricultural production, food processing, transport, marketing and consumption. Renewable energies can help improve food security and rural livelihoods, strongly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solar technologies allow people to have access to water and energy, and can generate additional incomes and new job opportunities. Nevertheless, access to finance, good quality products and technical training are often lacking. Solar-powered irrigation systems, in particular, need to be well managed in order to prevent groundwater depletion. In this context, the International Forum on “Solar Technologies for Small-Scale Agriculture and Water Management” will review the existing solar technologies and their application in different countries and will analyze the needs and opportunities for sustainable rural development. It will also present the tools developed by FAO and its partners to enhance the use of solar technologies. It will engage participants in a debate and establish a community of practice on solar technologies in small-scale agriculture and water management. The Forum is organized by FAO, together with “Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development” (PAEGC), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the “Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems” (WLE). It is aimed at representatives from governments, international organizations, NGOs, research institutes, financial institutions and private companies from the water, energy, agriculture and rural development sectors.

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