Securing #soilidity. Challenges and solutions for sustainable land use
German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA)
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
German Eastern Business Association
German-Russian Agricultural Policy Dialogue
Time: Thursday, 27. January 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Languages: English, German
Agricultural land is an increasingly scarce resource: Climate change, land degradation, and water shortages threaten soil fertility and with it the foundation of agriculture. The challenge: satisfying the growing demand for agricultural commodities while maintaining environmental integrity.
Solutions and technologies for sustainable and efficient use of soil resources abound – but implementing these at scale is a tremendous task. And while preserving existing acres is worth every effort, reclaiming fallow land provides opportunities and challenges as well. On the way to optimized soil management, incentives are needed for the use of adapted technologies – in order to achieve an increase in agricultural production on conserved soil with reduced emissions and minimized environmental impact.
High-level representatives from business, politics, and science will discuss the most important challenges for the sustainable use of soil resources, focusing on Russia and China as two global players in agriculture:
- What are pressing future tasks for the agricultural sector with regard to sustainable land use?
- How can state policies contribute to sustainable land use?
- Which role can technological progress play and how can it be incentivized?