International Geography Conference Addresses Climate Change, Agriculture Future

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International Geography Conference Addresses Climate Change, Agriculture Future

KHAIRPUR, Nov 24,2023: International Geography Conference discussed climate change and  agriculture future at Shah Abdul Latif University.

The Department of Geography of Latif University, in collaboration with the Sindh Higher Education Commission, National Bank of Pakistan, and the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), has inaugurated a three-day conference on “Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Future of Agriculture in Current Scenario: Suggesting the Way Forward for Sustainable Agriculture Growth.”

Presided over by Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University, the conference aims to address pressing issues related to climate change, water scarcity, and the future of agriculture. Prof. Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani, Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, was the chief guest.

Keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed from Karabuk University, Türkiye, shared insights on the linkages between climate change and tourism development, citing evidence from Türkiye. He emphasized the need for long-term climate change policies and highlighted both the negative and positive impacts of climate change, including disruptions in tourism and the fertilization of barren land.

Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto underscored the global impact of climate change on agriculture yield, causing price hikes in essential crops. He advocated for mitigation strategies such as adopting renewable energy resources, sustainable transport, and promoting the responsible use of land for food security.

Prof. Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani commended the efforts of Shah Abdul Latif University under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto. He stressed the importance of conference recommendations for policymakers, especially in an agrarian country like Pakistan.

Other dignitaries, including Prof. Dr. Zahid Hussain Khand and Dr. Safdar Ali Sheerazi, highlighted the need for sustainable measures to combat climate change and suggested reducing carbon emissions, increasing forestation, and embracing green energy.

The conference aims to foster academic interaction and contribute valuable insights to the global discourse on climate change and sustainable agriculture. With participants from academia, research, and media, the event seeks to address the challenges posed by climate change and propose sustainable solutions for the future.