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The Global Forum on Innovations for Marginal Environments

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9:00am - 9:00am ChST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

About the Forum

The Global Forum on Innovations for Marginal Environments (GFIME) is organized in view of the enormous impact of soil and water salinization and climate change on ecosystems, agricultural productivity, livelihoods, and food security worldwide.

GFIME will serve as a showcase for the latest advances in research, innovation, development, and policy in agriculture and food production in marginal environments, that is areas of the world most vulnerable to climate change, water scarcity and salinity. It will bring together a select global audience of some 250 influential policymakers, decision-makers, scientists and experts who are at the forefront of reshaping agriculture and food production for tomorrow. The forum will provide a 360-degree overview of opportunities and challenges in agriculture and food production around the world.

The Challenge

Huge economic losses and businesses are at risk. Agricultural production is witnessing the largest measurable decline in quality and quantity of natural resources in history - including everything from arable lands and freshwater resources. Climate change and salinization are not just ideological hypotheses for future generations, they are imminent threats to crops viability and food security impacting an ever-increasing number of countries.