Sustainable management of agricultural land and water is fundamental to global food security, especially in the face of climate change and increasingly erratic weather. Climate-smart agriculture practices allow us to develop actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security under climate change. Using nuclear technologies, we develop sustainable land and water management practices that contribute to increasing global agricultural production and food security while conserving natural resources, adapting and building resilience to climate change; and mitigating to greenhouse gas emissions.
The ‘International symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture’ aims to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among soil, water and environment professionals from developed and developing countries to advance the understanding, collaboration and capabilities to respond to the impact of climate change and rapidly changing global environment. It will also draw on lessons learnt, current status, with focus on new development of nuclear and isotopic techniques to enhance the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises that impact agriculture and food security, such as emissions of greenhouse gases, climate change and nuclear or radiological emergencies.
The objective of the symposium is to provide information, share knowledge, review recent development and contributions of nuclear, isotopic and related techniques to improve land and water management practices, development of tools and technology packages to build soil resilience, adapting farming practices to the impact of climate change, as well as to nuclear or radiological emergencies. The objective is also to identify research needs, gaps and new opportunities to adapt to climate-smart agricultural practices.