In line with the EC initiative of aligning water and agricultural policies in the post-2020 CAP, the ICPDR has launched a dialogue with the agricultural sector with the aim of developing a guidance document on sustainable agriculture. This document will aid Danube countries in preparation and implementation of their national agri-environmental policies, CAP Strategic Plans and relevant strategies related to their River Basin Management Plans. The guidance document will include a set of recommended instruments and tools to facilitate national decision-making for water and agriculture and to identify common goals, set up tailor-made policies and implement joint actions and cost-effective measures within a consistent policy framework.
The main objective of the workshop is to bring together experts and stakeholders from the water and agriculture sectors to discuss the needs and challenges of both sectors, to share ideas and thoughts on better alignment of the two sectorial policies, exchange good examples and experiences on sustainable agricultural practices and provide input for the finalisation of guidance document.
The workshop will particularly focus on three pillars:
- Aligning water and agricultural policies in favourable and less favourable areas;
- Best management practices to mitigate nutrient pollution and water scarcity/droughts;
- Fostering innovation, knowledge transfer and smart advisory services.
Ministry of Agriculture, ''Cupola Room", Apáczai Csere János utca 9, Budapest 1052, Hungary