The training was carried out as part of the project “Strengthening the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters” by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, is implementing the project “Strengthening the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters,” funded by the European Union. The project aims to enhance national and local capacities for reducing the risks of natural disasters in agriculture, as well as for implementing climate-smart agriculture measures in the Republic of Serbia.
The implementation of training for the employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management has been entrusted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to AgroNET – Center for Education and Research.
Following the first training titled “Adaptation to Climate Change in Serbian Agriculture” (October 14-16, 2022, Srebrno jezero) and the second training titled “Reducing the Risks of Natural Disasters and Adaptation Measures to Climate Change in Agricultural Policy” (November 1-2, 2022, Belgrade), the third training on “HEALTHY AGRICULTURAL LAND AND ITS ROLE IN CLIMATE-RESILIENT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE” was held on January 26, 2023, in Belgrade. The aim of the third training was to emphasize the importance of healthy agricultural land and the role of land in climate-resilient sustainable agriculture. Participants were informed about the role and significance of land in mitigating and adapting to climate change, and the connection between land degradation and climate change was explained. Through a practical example, the previous experience in implementing adaptation measures for sustainable land management on demonstration fields was presented. In the panel discussion on Sustainable Land Management – Measures and Impacts, ideas were exchanged on how specific measures contribute to creating conditions that enable the maintenance of healthy and climate-resilient agricultural land. Special attention was given to water resources and adaptation measures in agriculture to climate change. The training concluded with a workshop in which, through group work, the planning of sustainable land use in different agroecological conditions in Serbia was simulated.
Lecturers: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad, Institute of Soil, Belgrade, and FAO consultant for demonstration fields.
Training: Healthy Agricultural Land and Its Role in Climate-Resilient Sustainable Agriculture.