‘Salinization, Water Scarcity and Future Agriculture’: Webinar on September 24
Around 20% of all the arable land in the world is irrigated. Around 20% of all the irrigated land suffers from salinization. We are losing 1.6 million hectares this way every year.
Salinization is a gradual process; we fail to observe it until it turns into a problem. This does not mean that there aren’t solutions, but only that we don’t act until its too late. There is a wide range of solutions and adaptive measures to manage salinization, and even utilize salinized land/water as a resource.
Dr. Shoaib Ismail (International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture) will discuss some select solutions and experiences from around the world, in a webinar organised by TheWaterChannel on September 24, 2013 at 1400 GMT. These would include reclamation of saline land, salt-resistant crops, adaptive cropping patterns, using seawater for irrigation... and many more. He will also discuss how such practices can be integrated to boost the ‘saltland agronomy,’ and why it is key to future agriculture and food systems.
Click here for more information on the topic, on Dr. Ismail, how to attend the webinar, and local timings (it is free and open to all)
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