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Webinar on Saline Agriculture: Scaling up Opportunities and Challenges

Online
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The working group on “Saline Agriculture”, under the framework of WASAG, organizes a webinar titled "Saline Agriculture: Scaling up Opportunities and Challenges" to share knowledge and experience on global projects related to saline farming, as well as smart digital approaches and solutions.‎

Under the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented challenging conditions push the focus on how the local food production could be enhanced by utilizing low-quality water and land resources, such as brackish groundwater and salt-affected soils.‎ 

Agenda

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Opening remarks and Moderator, Dr.‎ Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA

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“Presentation on Saline Agriculture: Scaling up opportunities and challenges”

Specific topics to be addressed:

  • “Projects on Halophytes value chains in MENA region” Dionysia-Angeliki Lyra, ICBA
  • “Opportunities for cultivation of conventional vegetable crops under saline conditions” Arjen de Vos, The Salt Doctors
  • “Implementation of a Decision Support Tool (DST) under saline conditions - A showcase of the Mediterranean Region” Andres Parra Gonzalez, CEBAS-SIC

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Discussion ‎/ Q&A

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Closing Remarks, Mr Eduardo Mansur, Director, FAO Land and Water Division

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FAO/WASAG