05 -06 December
Saint Petersburg

World Soil Day-2018 "Food Security and Human Capital in Soil Science" in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Eurasian Center for Food Security of Lomonosov Moscow State University together with the World Bank, the Central Museum of Soil Science of V.V. DokuchaevSt. Petersburg State University FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation and others organized the conference Food Security, Soils and Human Capital in Soil Science on the occasion of  World Soil Day on December 5-6, 2018 in St. Petersburg.

The celebration of World Soil Day aims to raise public awareness of the critical role of soil in our lives.

On December 5 - 6, 2018 in St. Petersburg the leading Russian and international soil scientists, representatives of academia and business met together to discuss issues related to education and human capital in soil science, the importance and role of soil knowledge for food security.

Panel session, roundtable discussions Soil Organic Carbon Cycle Management for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation, Soil Science and Digital Agriculture and panel discussion Soil Education and Food Security: New Millenium Challenges, master classes for young scientists, and the poster session Soil Pollution, Remediation and Food Quality was the part of the event.


Welcoming Remarks:
  • Sergey A. Shoba, Director of the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) and Dean of the Faculty of Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU)
  • Sergey V. Aplonov, Vice-Rector for Research, St. Petersburg University
  • Boris F. Aparin, Vice-President of V.V. Dokuchaev Society of Soil Science, Professor of the Department of Soil Science and Soil Ecology, St. Petersburg University
  • Artavazd Hakobyan, Senior Agriculture Economist at the World Bank
  • Apichart Jongskul, The Chaipattana Foundation
  • Aghasi Harutyunyan, Officer-in-Charge of the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation
Plenary Session
Moderator: Sergey A. Shoba, Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU) Roundtable Session 1: Soil Organic Carbon Cycle Management for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation
Moderator: Pavel V. Krasilnikov, ECFS, LMSU Roundtable Session 2: Soil Science and Digital Agriculture
Moderator: Daniil N. Kozlov, V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute Panel Discussion: Soil Education and Food Security: New Millennium Challenges
Moderator: Artavazd Hakobyan, The World Bank
  • Sergey A. Shoba, ECFS, LMSU
  • Aleksey V. Rusakov, St. Petersburg University
  • Erick Fernandes, The World Bank
  • Kristina V. Ivaschenko, RUDN
  • Majaliwa Mwanjalolo, RUFORUM
  • Ngurah Santosa (short bio), Indonesia, Udayana University, Denpasar
  • Changai Lu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Dmitry L Golovanov (short bio), LMSU 
  • Turmushbek M. Dzhancharov, RSAU – MAA named after K.A. Timiryazev
  • Hunan Ghazaryan Research Center for Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Land-Reclamation named after H.Petrosyan
Pictures are here.

If you have any comments on the event, please feel free to contact us directly. Your opinion is very important for Organizing Committee.  

Anna Buyvolova (The World Bank) – abuyvolova@worldbank.org
Anna Kontoboitseva (Eurasian Center for Food Security) – kontoboytseva@gmail.com
Yulia Timofeeva (Dokuchaev Central Soil Museum) – tima204@yandex.ru
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