Event SALAD Webinar Upscaling Food Production on Salt-degraded Lands

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This webinar will take place on 17 October 2022 and will be about upscaling food production on salt-degraded lands. Three main sessions cover different aspects of the SALAD project each topic will be discussed by a different expert. You can find the detailled program below.

Session 1: Salinisation and Saline agriculture

Chair: Giulia Atzori

15:00 - 15:15 Introduction - Kate Negacz

15:15 - 15:30 International Network on Salt-Affected Soils (INSAS) - Jorge Batlle-Sales

15:30 - 15:45 Sea level rise and Salinization: a Coupled Climate Change Challenge for Agriculture Adpatation Strategies - Federico Martellozzo

Session 2: Plant physiology

Chair: Giulia Atzori & Pim Van Tongeren

15:45 - 16:00 How do quinoa responds organic amendments under salinity and deficit irrigation conditions: a synthesis of three experiments - Abdelaziz Hirich

16:00 - 16:15 Monitoring root-felt salt accumulation in New Zealand spinach and quinoa with rhizoslides - Diego Comparini & Louis Thiers

16:15 - 16:30 How does salinity affect the growth and physiology of the New Zealand spinach in two different soil conditions - Giulia Atzori and Giulia Mozzo

16:30 - 16:45 COFFEE BREAK

Session 3: Political science, economics & commerce

Chair: Filippo Randelli & Federico Martellozzo

16:45 - 17:00 Policies for saline agriculture: an evolving landscape - Lucia Ferrone

17:00 - 17:15 Saline agriculture initiatives in Mediterranean and North Sea Region - Kate Negacz & Pim van Tongeren

17:15 - 17:30 Mapping the institutional complexity of saline agriculture initiatives based on network theory - Pim van Tongeren

17:30 - 17:45 Consumer’s perception vis-a-vis quinoa food products in Morocco: case of Laayoune region - Abdelaziz Hirich

17:45 - 18:00 Mapping relevant stakeholders along quinoa value chain in Morocco - Obiageli Umeugochukwu