The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division is organizing a series of webinars in collaboration with its Partners.
The working group on “Saline Agriculture”, under the framework of WASAG, is organizing a webinar titled "Water and Soil Management in salt affected areas: practical solutions and tools" to share knowledge and experience in addressing the multiple challenges related to agriculture of these zones. Aim of the Webinar is the understanding of major issues and the role that tailored soil management and irrigation techniques can play in ensuring food security in such areas. The webinar will bring together irrigation practitioners (researchers, Government officials, service providers) from around the world to showcase solutions and tools provided by their experience.
Some of the key aspects of the dialogue will be focused on global projects related to the practice of irrigation with brackish or saline waters, as well as innovative approaches and solutions in managing saline soils. Under the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented challenging conditions push the attention on how local food production can be enhanced by utilizing low-quality water and land resources, such as in salt-affected soils.
Moderator – Torkil Jønch Clausen, WASAG Chair
Opening remarks - Felix Britz Reinders, President ICID
Closing remarks - Ana Laura Touza, FAO Rep Cabo Verde