Webinar on Saline Agriculture: Scaling up Opportunities and Challenges

تاريخ البداية.
26 مايو, 2020
تاريخ النهاية.
26 مايو, 2020


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. 



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


“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


Discussion / Q&A


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