"Water-Plant-Energy-Food Nexus in Two Arid Tropical Regions: Australian and Omani Experience", Oman
Event

Symposium // "Water-Plant-Energy-Food Nexus in Two Arid Tropical Regions: Australian and Omani Experience", Oman

Organised by the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University and the University of Sydney.

A wide range of topics covered the interconnectedness of energy-water-food, optimisation of water utilisation, agribusiness & foreign direct investment, adaptation of native plants et al. The improvement of the cooperation between Oman and Australia was a background to the event.

Agenda

12:00-12:05

Prof. Anvar Kacimov (SQU, CAMS)

Snapshot of CAMS Research and Extension Relevant to Agriculture in Arid and Hyper-arid Conditions of Oman

12:05-12:10

Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed (SQU, CAMS)

Objectives of the Symposium, Introduction of the Speakers

12:10-12:50

Prof. Mark Adams (UoS, Dean of CAE)

Legumes and their Role in Solving the Wicked Energy-Water-Food Problem

12:50

Presentation of Gifts to UoS delegation

13:00-13:15

Break

13:15-13:30

Dr. Rashid Al-Yahyai (SQU, CAMS)

Optimizing Water Utilization for Improved Horticultural Crop Production in Oman

13:30-14:20

Assoc. Prof. Leanne Piggott (UoS, Business School)

GCC Food Security Investments and Australia's Appetite for Agribusiness Foreign Direct Investment

14:20-15:00

Prof. Mark Adams (UoS, Dean of CAE)

Recent Studies on Adaptation of Australian Native Plants to Drought and Poor Soils

15:00-15:15

Dr. Houcine Boughanmi (SQU, CAMS)

The Economic Cost of Insuring Food Security: the Prospects of Wheat

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