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FAO and IAEA to Hold Symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Vienna, Austria

Leading soil, water and environment experts from around the world will meet from 25 July to 29 July at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to discuss how nuclear, isotopic and related techniques can support climate-smart agriculture and sustainable land-water use.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General QU Dongyu will address the opening session on 25 July at 09:30 CEST.

Nuclear, isotopic and related techniques can help farmers improve crop productivity and adapt to climate change. The techniques are also being used for sustainable land and water management and in the conservation of natural resources, since agriculture accounts for 70 percent of all freshwater consumption and generates about a quarter of all greenhouse gases emissions.

The International Symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture is organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in the M building of the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The Symposium programme can be found here.

Press Opportunities

Journalists are invited to attend the Symposium starting at 9:30 CEST on 25 July. All sessions will be streamed live and will take place in Boardroom B/M1 in M Building of the VIC. Journalists, who would like to attend virtually and ask questions, can register as observers here. Photos will also be made available at the IAEA Flickr page.


All journalists are requested to inform the IAEA Press Office of their plans to attend in person or online.

Journalists with permanent credentials to the VIC need no additional credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna. Other journalists who only intend to attend this event should contact the IAEA Press Office for accreditation by Friday 22 July 12:00 CEST. Please email press@iaea.org.

Journalists who would like to attend the symposium virtually can join here.

Last update: 20 July 2022

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