Water: G20 preservation plan

In the G20 Agricultural Ministers’ Action Plan 2017, the G20 group has pledged to protect global water supplies. The plan outlines that G20 countries will encourage public and private investment in the conservation, protection and sustainable use of water, particularly through investments in water management and irrigation systems. However, the core strategy is to integrate sustainable and managed water use into agricultural policies, to promote resourceful farming practices and avoid wasting water; for instance the preservation of buffer strips along lake banks. The G20 has designed this Action Plan to relieve the increasing strain placed on global water supplies by growing populations and climate change

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.