Globally, 932 million hectares of agricultural land – almost a fifth of the world’s total – are affected by soil salinity, out of which 62 million hectares of soil are irrigated. Soil salinity, which is exacerbated by climate change, threatens agricultural production and food security.
This event will raise awareness on how climate change impacts soils and crop production. The role of climate smart agriculture solutions will be discussed, as well as the importance of collaborative approaches to scale them up.
After the panel discussion, the IAEA will sign practical arrangements with International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and Anglo American Woodsmith Ltd.