Major themes

  • Resilient agriculture in saline agro-ecosystems under changing climate


  • Drivers, stresses and key indicators/parameters of soil salinity and diagnostic criteria for assessment and mapping
  • Mechanisms of salinization, its impacts on soils, crops, vital ecological functions and novel strategies for upscaling the saline agro-eco systems amelioration.
  • Newer approaches and breeding Protocols
  • Alternate land use systems for saline agro-ecosystems
  • Climate resilient approaches for higher agricultural productivity of salt affected soils and livelihood security
  • Impact assessment, framing dynamic policies, addressing gender and other soci-economic issues for mitigating negative effects of salinization