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The multi-faced role of soil in the NENA regions (part 1)

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The Near East and North Africa (NENA) Land and Water Days
31 March-4 April 2019
Cairo, Egypt
Lucrezia Caon, GSP secretariat

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The multi-faced role of soil in the NENA regions (part 1)

  1. 1. 1 April 2019
  2. 2. Ms. Lucrezia Caon Global Soil Partnership Secretariat 1 April 2019
  3. 3. Soil degradation is threatening food security and water availability, increasing social economic inequality and depleting ecosystems in the NENA region, particularly through desertification.
  4. 4. This document aims to uncover the multiple roles of soil in achieving food security, addressing water scarcity, climate change and involuntary migration
  5. 5. Objectives of this session • Raise the awareness of policy makers on the multi- faced role of soil in the NENA Region • Discuss strategies to strengthen national and regional legal frameworks aimed at preserving and sustainably managing soil resources. Is the production of documents like the one presented in here useful? What else can we do to trigger actions on policy at the national and regional levels?
  6. 6. Future priorities for the Global Soil Partnership - Continue to work closely with NENA partners as well as with other Government Departments with an interest in soil policy in the NENA region; - Support NENA member countries in promoting and implementing sustainable soil management activities; - Advocate for increasing investment in sustainable soil management at national level in order to improve soil functions; and - Support countries in establishing national soil information and monitoring systems.
  7. 7. Thanks for your attention