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A seminar on "Climate change and agricultural plant productivity" was held + Photo Oct 11, 2021 | 16:34 / Seminars

On October 11, 2021, an online seminar was held on the Zoom platform. Leading research fellow, doctor of biological sciences Tofig Allahverdiyev delivered a lecture on Climate change and agricultural plant productivity".  He noted that climate change is a long-term change in the Earth's climate, especially due to the rising average temperature of the atmosphere. Climate change, mainly due to the increase in greenhouse gases, affects the quality and quantity of products produced worldwide. Changes in temperature and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as extreme weather conditions and intensity, affect the productivity of crops. He noted that local food systems could significantly reduce the impact of agriculture on global warming. The use of organic methods in agriculture can help mitigate climate change and strengthen local, seasonal food systems. Although the adaptation strategy differs in different regions of the world, there are some promising basic principles. T. Allahversdiyev spoke about the possibilities of local genetic diversity for adaptation to climate change, the selection of starting material from traditional selection, and the prospects for its use in the creation of specimens that better adapt to climate change.