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Report of the regional workshop on salt-affected soils from sea water intrusion: strategies for rehabilitation and management










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    Report of the regional workshop on rehabilitation of agriculture in tsunami affected areas: one and a half years later
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    2006
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    In the wake of the devastation caused by the tsunami of 26 December 2004, numerous international and national institutions and organizations were involved in assisting affected countries in resuming agricultural activities and restoring shattered livelihoods. The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific organized a workshop on salt-affected soils from seawater intrusion. FAO also initiated several projects to assess the damage to agricultural land and plan appropriate interventions, and supp orted agricultural workshops at the country level in Indonesia and Sri Lanka to address country-specific issues and identify policies and strategies for future rehabilitation activities. One of the main challenges now is to identify interventions for longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction of the agricultural sector by collecting information on past and ongoing rehabilitation efforts, identifying overall gaps for intervention, reviewing national strategies and exploring possibilities for s trengthening them, and coordinating the exchange of information. With these issues in focus the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific organized this second workshop from 29 to 30 June 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report provides country overviews for each of the five countries participating India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The report also gives presentations on a range of related topics pertaining to recovery efforts, including lessons learnt and challenges encounter ed. Included in the section on recommendations and conclusions are priorities that need to be incorporated into long-term rehabilitation and development efforts, and mechanisms for the coordination and exchange of information.
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    Regional strategic framework. Rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture in tsunami affected countries in Asia 2005
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    The massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves that originated off the west coast of northern Sumatra on 26 December 2004 caused extensive damage to coastal communities. The majority of those affected had agriculture–fisheries based livelihoods or were employed in associated enterprises. As we move away from immediate emergency relief to reconstruction and rehabilitation in the mid- to long-term there is a much greater need for coordination of efforts. To fill this gap a consortium of key regional agencies involved in fisheries and aquaculture (CONSRN) organized a workshop from 28 February to 1 March 2005 to consult with impacted countries and to guide the development of a regional strategy and programme framework for rehabilitation based on regional perspectives and country dimensions. The regional strategic framework developed at the workshop is intended to support not just the work of the partners, but also to guide and inform other agencies involved in the broader tsunami reh abilitation and development work.
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    Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils: Outcome document 2022
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    The GSAS21 was held virtually on the Zoom platform on 20-22 October 2021 and was attended by over 4 000 participants. The objective of the symposium was to combine science, policy, and practice to evaluate the issues related to salt-affected soils and to formulate a strategy for the implementation of Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management in the areas affected by salinity and sodicity. The GSAS21 symposium was structured around three main themes focusing on: 1) Assessment, mapping, and monitoring of salt-affected soils; 2) Integrated soil – water – crop solutions in rehabilitation and management of salt-affected areas; 3) Agenda for action to prevent and rehabilitate salt-affected soils, protect natural saline and sodic soils, and scale-up sustainable soil management practices. The fourth session on testimonies from the field was organized to showcase the good practices illustrating the rehabilitation and sustainable use of salt-affected soils. The symposium included more than 70 oral presentations, presented over 17 hours of parallel sessions. Recordings of the presentations can be accessed via . In addition, 58 posters were open for public voting during the GSAS. Over 67 000 votes have been received which helped identify three winners of the poster session. The posters are available from . The recommendations presented in this document aim to support decision-making and innovative actions to minimize the challenges posed by soil salinity and sodicity, thereby assisting in the augmentation of global food security and ecosystem protection through salt-affected soils management in impacted regions.

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