Climate change, as one of the main factors affecting the structure and composition of the flora, and possible adaptation methods were considered at a workshop, held in the Pamir Biological Institute named after H.Y.Yusufbekov
About 30 people including institute staff, teachers and students of Khorog State University and high school students took part in the workshop on the “Climate change factors and plant adaptation”. The event was organized with the support of the UNDP-GEF technical assistance project for eligible countries to prepare the Sixth CBD National Report. The meeting is aimed at increasing the audience’s knowledge of current trends in the local flora development, which is under pressure due to various factors caused by climate change.
The seminar program covered issues of climate change and plant adaptation methods, the influence of temperature factors on the pasture productivity of the Eastern Pamirs, the identification of high-yielding types of fruit crops, the resistance of flower, coniferous and feed species to climate change, especially on the basis of resistance to moisture deficiency in the soil and in the air.
The audience actively participated in the subsequent discussions and was interested in the technology of growing fruit crops, ornamental and feed plants, and providing farms with seeds of perspective species for local conditions.
The impact of climate change and introduction of adaptation measures for the conservation of biological diversity in the context of sustainable development was also discussed at a seminar with specialists from the environmental protection department. The meeting was also organized as part of the UNDP/GEF project on the Sixth National Report. More than 25 people took part in the discussions.
During the discussions, experts reported on successful practices in the restoration of mountain ecosystems and the adaptation of local crops to the harsh climatic conditions in the territory of GBAO. At the same time, the high adaptability of wild relatives of cultivated plants, which represent a valuable genetic resource for traditional and modern breeding, is emphasized.
The participants of the seminar identified several species and varieties from the number of fruit and berry crops, which are distinguished by good yields and have a high adaptation potential to climate change.