RAP PUBLICATION 2005/11

RAP PUBLICATION 2005/11

REPORT OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON SALT-AFFECTED SOILS FROM SEA WATER INTRUSION: STRATEGIES FOR REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT

31 March to 1 April 2005
Bangkok, Thailand

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2005
 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

1. Background

2. Overview of workshop proceedings

3. Critical issues raised at the workshop

4. Recommendations

Annex 1. A regional strategic framework for the reclamation of salt-affected soils and agriculture recovery in tsunami-affected areas

PREAMBLE
PART 1 DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

1.1 Assessing damage and resilience of the agricultural sector
1.2 Accounting for differential damage and resilience
1.3 Accounting for uncertainties, household and community fragmentation
1.4 Damage: Land
1.5 Damage: Livestock
1.6 Resilience: Farming and Human capacity
1.7 Resilience: Infrastructure capacity
1.8 Quantitative assessment
1.9 Assessment overviews per country

PART 2 FRAMEWORK GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

2.1 Framework goal
2.2 Framework objectives

PART 3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR AGRICULTURE AND COASTAL REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION

3.1 Guiding principles
3.2 Discussion of guiding principles

PART 4 SALINITY AND SODICITY: RECLAMATION OF LAND AND WATER RESOURCES

4.1 Comprehensive assessment system
4.2 Rehabilitation of land and water resources
4.3 Improvement of soil quality and production systems
4.4 Information and experience network
4.5 Other land reclamation measures

PART 5 DIVERSIFICATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS AFFECTED BY THE TSUNAMI

5.1 Opportunities for diversification and commercialization (D&C) activities
5.2 Critical factors to consider in the promotion of D&C activities
5.3 Scope for regional cooperation

PART 6 INTEGRATED COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT (ICAM) IN TSUNAMI-AFFECTED AREAS

6.1 Rationale for adopting an ICAM approach in tsunami-affected areas
6.2 Issues to consider in ICAM
6.3 Projections for the future
6.4 Scope for regional cooperation

PART 7 COORDINATION AND NETWORKING
PART 8 ACTIVITIES IN 2005
Appendix 1. Assessing salinity and sodicity in the field
Appendix 2. Assessing the presence of acid sulphate materials in the field
Appendix 3. Short overview of FAO land damage classification system

Annex 2. Opening statement

Annex 3. Programme

Annex 4. List of participants