International webinar workshop of
According to the International Relations Affairs of the Soil and Water Research Institute, an International Webinar Workshop of “Conservation Agriculture (CA)" was held on February 21 and 22, 2022 with the efforts of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Research Department of SWRI. Keynote speakers and international agricultural researchers from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), and scientists from United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, Tunisia and 5 national researchers from the Soil and Water Research Institute, University of Birjand and Agricultural Research and Education Center of Golestan and Fars Province addressed the audiances.
The workshop was attended by more than 170 faculty members, researchers, experts and students from research centers, education and extension organizations, national universities and number of audiences from abroad countries.
In this workshop, the latest global experiences and new findings regarding the development of conservation agriculture (CA) and its progress were shared. These experiences showed that the conservation agriculture (CA) can be considered as an effective practical option to overcome the leading challenges such as soil erosion, reducing of soil organic carbon, soil compaction, soil dryness and salinity, mitigation effects of climate change.
Future plans and policies in this area should include requirements for the development of conservation agriculture (CA), encourage leading farmers to continue working on conservation agriculture (CA) and establishment of groups including stakeholders in the development of conservation agriculture, such as farmers, experts and researchers in each region and at the national level.
Conservation agriculture (CA) is an agricultural system with multiple effects from the effect of crop production sustainability to environmental protection at the farm, regional, catchment, national and international levels, there is great hope for its global expansion.
For this purpose, it is necessary to solve the challenges in the development of conservation agriculture (CA), such as weed control methods, the introduction of appropriate machinery for each region according to economic, social and soil characteristics.