WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Saline agriculture

This working group focuses on identifying practicable solutions that maximize opportunities offered by biosaline agriculture in the context of climate change towards developing more climate-resilient, sustainable and innovative farming systems tailormade for the salt-affected areas. It mainly focuses on supporting sustainable food production in increasingly saline environments while contributing to the restoration and/or protection of productive natural resources affected by salinity and water scarcity.

With sea level rise due to climate change, salinity intrusion will increase and not only affect agricultural production, but also the living conditions of farmers, the quality of natural resources and the whole ecosystems. It is therefore important to support innovative and sustainable food production systems in increasingly saline soil and water environments. 

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