Webinar: Best-bet Solutions for Salinity Management under Climate Change in sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives of the webinar

The webinar will discuss how salinity can be better mitigated and managed in different parts of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, using RESADE as a case study. ICBA and its partners will present and review the key successes and lessons learned from the project and will showcase best-bet solutions designed to help small-scale farmers in salt-affected areas adopt new approaches that can increase their yields and incomes while building their adaptive capacity to climate change. The webinar will also look at how technical innovations for effective salinity and water management can inform the policy dialogue and culminate in the development of policy options.

RESADE project

In the spirit of South-South triangular cooperation, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), with the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), is testing and promoting the adoption of salt-tolerant and climate-resilient crops in combination with improved agronomic practices and sustainable irrigation practices. Such evidence-based solutions have already proved their effectiveness in other geographical contexts and are now being introduced in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the rationale behind the “The Improving Agricultural Resilience to Salinity through Development and Promotion of Pro-poor Technologies” (RESADE) project, which has been implemented by ICBA since 2019 in Botswana, The Gambia, Liberia, Namibia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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