Climate-smart agriculture

We help Member States apply nuclear and related techniques to sustainably increase agricultural productivity, adapt and build resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, taking into account national and local specificities and priorities.

  • Resilience and adaptation to climate change.

    Resilience and adaptation to climate change

    The resilience of global agricultural systems to climate change and their ability to recover will determine the prospects of global food security. Nuclear techniques can be used to induce variability in crops, enhance animal productivity, track insect pests and animal diseases, and provide information essential to develop forecast models. Read more →

  • Greenhouse gas reuction. Olancho, Honduras

    Greenhouse gas reduction

    Agriculture produces a substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute greatly to global warming and climate change. Stable and radioisotopes can be used to develop technology packages that assist Member States to sustainably reduce these emissions, improve resource use efficiency and increase crop and animal productivity. Read more →

  • Development of smart agricultural practices.

    Development of smart agriculture practices

    More productive and resilient agriculture requires a major shift in the way water, soil, nutrients and other agricultural resources are managed. Isotopic techniques can track and quantify carbon, water and nutrient movement and their dynamics under diverse agroecosystems to improve smart agricultural practices. Read more →

  • Addressing Impact of Climate Change

    Assessing impact of climate change

    Increasing global temperatures and changes in climate have major impacts on agriculture, affecting ecosystems and the benefits they provide to society. Crop and livestock production, agricultural soil and water resources, and food security are increasingly affected. Nuclear and isotopic techniques are crucial for assessing the impacts of climate change. Read more →