In 2014, the UN International Year of Family Farming, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands chose to focus the World Wetlands Day campaign on Wetlands and agriculture. More than 800 activities were reported, with more than 100,000 participants around the world.
Wetlands have often been seen as a barrier to agriculture, and they continue to be drained and reclaimed to make farming land available. But the essential role of wetlands in support of agriculture is becoming clearer and clearer, and there are successful agricultural practices which support healthy wetlands.
Since its inception, the production and distribution of materials for World Wetlands Day have been financially supported by the Evian Project funded by the Danone Group.
World Wetlands Day 2014: Christopher Briggs's Statement
"Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth" Leaflet
Cartoon by Seppo
Activities and Outreach Report
Message from SPREP Director-General, Mr. David Sheppard
Article by Ducks Unlimited: Conservation, ag groups join to recognize wetlands
Release by ARCOS
Infographic by Livelihoods
Message of the Executive Secretary of CBD
Infographic by IWMI
Statement by the IPPC
Communiqué de la LPO
Article by the GEF: Revitalizing Ramsar wetlands in the Naghadeh Plain near Lake Urmia
World Wetlands Day 2014 Portugal Leaflet
Vidéo par la LPO
Article by IWMI, Wising up to wetlands and agriculture
Article by IWMI, Wetlands and People
Article by CGIAR, Addressing the wetland and agriculture conundrum
Article:Conservation Groups Launch "Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz"
Article by BirdLife International: Celebrating World Wetlands Day
Article: "WWF celebrates Danube restoration projects"
Article by UNESCO-IHE: World Wetlands Day 2014 about wetlands and agriculture