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  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Climate variability and its extremes through the lens of soil and water

Event Date: 
06/04/2018
Country: 
Canada
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Description

PROCINORTE provides a platform for sharing knowledge and conducting research while addressing agriculture and agri-food issues of trilateral interest and relevance to the Northern region.  Activities carried out by its 4 standing Task Forces - Animal Health, Plant Health, Genetic Resources and Tree Fruits have underscored adverse impacts relating to the changing environment.  Recognizing this, the Board of Directors of PROCINORTE agreed to explore modalities for deeper engagement, particularly in niche areas that are not currently being addressed trilaterally.  Inventories of programmes, projects, research and associated activities illustrating responses by the United States of America, Mexico and Canada were reviewed and as a result of consultations with programme leaders, interventions related to the impact & management of soil and water were proposed for further attention.

The half-day workshop has been designed to provide an update on specific initiatives on soil and water in the 3 countries.  Discussions will take in account climate variability and the increasing incidence of extreme environmental events on agriculture in the hemisphere.  Existing knowledge gaps relating to challenges and concerns will be identified for the preparation of a road map of next steps.

Program

Fecha - HoraActividadExpositores
10:30 – 10:35Opening and RemarksDr. Raul Obando, President of PROCINORTE, Research, Innovation and Liaison Coordinator at INIFAP
10:35 – 10:40Objectives and Introduction of the speakersModerator: Katia Marzall, Former Leader of IICA's "Resilience in Agriculture" Flagship Project
10:40 – 11:10USA Country Presentation: Responding to climate challenges through science and service: perspectives from USDADr. Marlen Eve – National Program Leader, Office of National Programs, USDA Agricultural Research Service. Dr. Jean L. Steiner - Director, Grazinglands Research Laboratory, El Reno, Oklahoma, USDA Agricultural Research Service.
11:10 – 11:40Canada Country Presentation: Agroecosystem resilience to Canadian climatic extremesDr. Henry Wilson – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Scientist – Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Dr. Steve Crittenden – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist- Soil Science
11:40 – 11:55Mexico Country Presentation on Soil: The potential of Mexican soils for carbon sequestration and mitigation of global warming and climate change effects Dr. José Cueto – Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - Soil Scientist Dr. Bertha Patricia Zamora – Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - Soil Scientist M.C. Vicente Santacruz – Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - Soil Scientist.
11:55 –12:10Mexico Country Presentation on Water: Approaches of Climate Change related research in INIFAP (water)Dr. Ignacio Sanchez - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - Soil Scientist. José Villanueva-Díaz- Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias- Scientist. Gabriel Diaz Padilla - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias - Senior Researcher.
12:10 – 12:20Take away points by Co-ModeratorsKaren Montiel, Coordinator of Water and Soils, IICA and Chaney St. Martin, International Specialist in Water and Soil Management, IICA
12:20 – 13:20Q & A and DiscussionParticipants
13:20 - 13:30Conclusions and recommendationsModerator: Katia Marzall
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