WASAG – Le Cadre mondial contre la pénurie d’eau dans l’agriculture


Thematic 1: Farmers’ guidelines on soil and water management in salt-affected areas

The threats posed by salt-affected soils to global food security are dire. According to the recent Global salt-affected soils map, over 424 million hectares of topsoil (0–30 cm) and 833 million hectares of subsoil (30–100 cm) are currently salt-affected. This practical guide to soil and water management in salt-affected areas provides vital information to farmers dealing with salinity and sodicity issues on their farms and assists them in following suggested practices to mitigate or/and to adapt to these unfavourable conditions without compromising further losses in yields.

World Water Day 2020 – Saline Agriculture

For the last 25 years, 2000 hectares/day of arable land have been degraded by salt. Adopting innovative and sustainable food production systems is key to facing the challenges of increasingly saline soil and water environments.

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