This report summarizes the panel discussion at the event "Bridging the gap between water, sanitation and food production for improved food and nutrition security" in August 2016.
This is the newsletter of the Expert Group on linkages between Water, Sanitation and Food Production for Food and Nutrition Security, sent in August 2016. The newsletter gives an overview of the Expert Group's background, aims and ongoing work.
This report summarizes the activities and outputs of the Expert Group on linkages between water, sanitation and food production for food and nutrition security. It highlights synergies and added value that was created along the way and explains challenges that were met during the work in the Expert Group.
There is a close link between the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the human right to food. Safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for human health and nutritional up-take, while water and plant nutrients (often in the form of fertilizers) are indispensable for producing food.