Int'l workshop on climate change begins in Nepali capital 2009-10-05 18:03:37   Print

    KATHMANDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- A two-day international workshop on climate change and its impact on Asian agriculture began here in Kathmandu Monday.

    Agriculture and climate experts from across Asia will present their papers in the workshop on several issues including climate change and its impact on agricultural productivity, food security, seasonal farming, use of improved seeds and modern equipment and establishment of regional food store.

    The workshop, organized by the International Federation of Agriculture Producers and the Federation of Nepal National Cooperatives, will also share experiences on global warming, snow melting, flooding of productive land, rise in water level of rivers and oceans, loss of agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity, loss of quality of agricultural produce due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and loss of soil fertility.

    Representatives from 12 countries including Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, Israel, the Philippines and Thailand are taking part in the workshop. 

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