Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation FAO/IAEA Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”, published in 2014. This publication is a compilation of selected papers presented during both oral and poster sessions at the International Symposium on “Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”, organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture on 23-27 July, 2012.

Approximately 400 delegates from 80 Member States and representatives of international organizations including the FAO attended the 5-day symposium. A total of 85 oral and 136 poster papers were presented, covering a wide range of topics including (i) managing soils for crop production and on-farm and area-wide ecosystem service efficiency; (ii) preserving and protecting soil resources; (iii) establishing soil and water conservation zones for pollution control; (iv) managing soils for climate change adaptation and mitigation through increasing soil carbon stocks (C sequestration) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions; (v) managing agricultural water for climate change adaptation; and (vi) recent advances in nuclear techniques and applications in land management research.

It is hoped that the information presented in these Proceedings provides valuable guidance to scientists and land managers in both the public and private sectors, as well as to government and institutional policy- and decision-makers involved in addressing land management issues for climate smart agriculture and the conservation of natural resources for agricultural productivity and food security.

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