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Soils Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 2, January 2014

Abstract

The end of 2013 is fast approaching. The challenges and opportunities for the SWMCN Subprogramme are exciting, with the ever greater focus and awareness of policy makers and farming communities around the world on the management of land and agricultural water resources for sustainable agriculture. In addition, there is mounting pressure on the agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Development of land-water management tools and techniques is increasingly required by cropping and livestock farmers to improve soil and water quality, reduce soil erosion-land degradation, minimize GHG from farm lands, improve soil fertility and produce more food per drop in both rainfed and irrigated lands without compromising water quality and quantity. The SWMCN Subprogramme has launched two new Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) in 2013 which aim to address major soil, water and nutrient management issues for climate smart agriculture, and integrated cropping livestock agriculture. Conservation of natural resources for food security is an important consideration in climate smart agriculture. There is increasing attention to land resource management for food security throughout the world. The Global Soil Week entitled 'Losing Ground?' convened in Berlin, Germany, from 27-31 October 2013, with more than 450 participants (scientists, policy makers and land managers)  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 2014
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-XA-14R0154
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Refs., fig., photos
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; CARBON SEQUESTRATION; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; CROPS; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; EROSION; FARMS; FERTILITY; FOOD; GREENHOUSE GASES; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; NUTRIENTS; NUTRITION; PRODUCTIVITY; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; SOILS; WATER QUALITY; WATER RESOURCES
OSTI ID:
22190325
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section, Vienna (Austria); FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-2529; TRN: XA14R0154014814
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Newsletters/SNL-36-2.pdf; Web sites: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/index.html; http://www.fao.org/ag/portal/index_en.html
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
32 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Feb 14, 2014

Citation Formats

None. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 2, January 2014. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
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abstractNote = {The end of 2013 is fast approaching. The challenges and opportunities for the SWMCN Subprogramme are exciting, with the ever greater focus and awareness of policy makers and farming communities around the world on the management of land and agricultural water resources for sustainable agriculture. In addition, there is mounting pressure on the agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Development of land-water management tools and techniques is increasingly required by cropping and livestock farmers to improve soil and water quality, reduce soil erosion-land degradation, minimize GHG from farm lands, improve soil fertility and produce more food per drop in both rainfed and irrigated lands without compromising water quality and quantity. The SWMCN Subprogramme has launched two new Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) in 2013 which aim to address major soil, water and nutrient management issues for climate smart agriculture, and integrated cropping livestock agriculture. Conservation of natural resources for food security is an important consideration in climate smart agriculture. There is increasing attention to land resource management for food security throughout the world. The Global Soil Week entitled 'Losing Ground?' convened in Berlin, Germany, from 27-31 October 2013, with more than 450 participants (scientists, policy makers and land managers) from over 70 countries has raised major concerns about land degradation which affects soil fertility, crop nutrition, food productivity, water quantity and quality. It has highlighted the importance of climatesoil- water nexus in food security. Besides CRPs, the SWMCN Subprogramme also provided technical support to 52 Technical Cooperation Projects (TCPs) in 2013 and about 30 new TCPs will be implemented in 2014-2015. The SWMCN Laboratory of the SWMCN Subprogramme has also provided support to CRPs through research and development in soil carbon sequestration, GHG emissions and agricultural water management. In addition, 70 fellows were trained in the SWMCN Laboratory in 2013.}
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