On Nov. 28 IOFS delegate Mrs. Rufiya Ospanova took part at the conference on sustainable development of agriculture in the conditions of climate change organised jointly by “German-Kazakh Agrarian and Political Dialogue” project and National Agrarian Scientific and Education Centre. The conference aimed to discuss influence of climate change on agriculture. Representatives of Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, diplomatic corps, higher educational institutions addressed the audience.
Such important components of food security as development of stress-resilient crops, adaptation to climate change, effect of climate change on yield and food availability were among the top discussed issues of the event. Academia provided brief training to the event participants about soil tillage, irrigation, plant growing, soil analysis, etc. Forests preservation and expansion was disclosed as another important area for development and as an important factor in environmental protection.