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When in Egypt, one feels just how dramatically important agriculture has been, and continues to be, for civilization.Nowadays, the increasing lack of water poses unprecedented challenges to this legacy not only in Egypt, but in all countries of the Near East and North Africa region.In this context, it is imperative to promote agriculture production systems that consume less water and are more resilient to climate change impacts.These are among the main objectives of FAO's Regional Initiative on Water Scarcity.According to the World Health Organization, 663 million people in the world today, 80 percent of whom live in rural areas, lack improved drinking water sources.The watchword must be that there is no time nor water to waste.
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