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Enhancing food security in salt-affected areas in Africa through integrated land, water and crop management

Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 2 2018

The course will address the food security challenges in Africa and the following topics will be covered:

  1. Food security constraints and solutions in Africa in the context of climate change
  2. Land and soil salinity development and mitigation solutions
  3. Best practices of utilizing non-conventional water resources
  4. Alternative crops for degraded lands with poor water resources
  5. Crop-per-drop principle to mitigate climate change consequences
  6. Complementary farm practices to increase crop productivity
  7. Integrated land, water and crop management approach to achieve food security in Africa
Trainers: 
  1. Dr. Asad Qureshi, Water Management Specialist, ICBA
  2. Dr. Makram Belhaj Fraj, Agronomy Scientist, ICBA
  3. Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, Halophyte Agronomist, ICBA
Training Coordinator: 
Mr. Ghazi Al-Jabri, Capacity Building Specialist, ICBA
Organizers: 
  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Khartoum, Sudan
Partners: 

Participants from Ghana, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe