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Human Capital in Soil Science in Africa, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

30 november 2018
The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) has brought to the attention of the World Bank the apparently diminishing capacity in soil expertise and stagnant or shrinking job market for soil experts in many regions that suffer from food insecurity. This observation largely reflects the perception of the trend voiced by many African soil science professors and post-graduate students who gathered at the RUFORUM meeting in Cape Town in 2015; it was reiterated at the World Soil Day meetings (2016 and 2017) organized by the ECFS with the support of the World Bank in Moscow. Such a perception of trends in soil science within the education community raises concern for sustainable development in the agricultural, forestry, and nature conservation sectors around the world.

November ECFS Newsletter №39

20 november 2018
In this issue of the Newsletter, we are pleased to invite you to World Soil Day 2018, which will take place on December 5 and 6 in St. Petersburg! The event will include a presenta-tion on the relationship of hu-man capital in soil science to food security, discussed in this issue. This Newsletter also in-cludes discussions by ECFS scientists on the vegetable market in Russia. Where do Russia and other countries stand with the potato market? How can we grow eco-friendly food for child nutrition? An updated event calendar for 2018/2019 is also presented.

First Results of the Joint ECFS/IFRPI Project China/Russia 2030: Opportunities for Central Asia Agri-Food Exports, and How to Take Advantage of Them

17 october 2018
Analytical studies conducted in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan are published. The main report on the project "China 2030: opportunities for agriculture in Central Asia" will be based on these studies.

October ECFS Newsletter №38

17 october 2018
 In this new issue we present the results of three busy days at the Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference, which brought together more than 170 experts from Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Europe, the United States, and others. The researchers from IFPRI and ECFS publish the first results of their study China/Russia 2030: Opportunities for Central Asia Agri- Food Exports, and How to Take Advantage of Them. This issue also presents an article by the ECFS economist who took part at the Russian Crop Production conference 2018/19 who collected a generous quantity of relevant statistics on exports, cultivated area, agricultural holdings, and crop consumption. An updated event calendar for 2018/2019 is also available in this issue.

September ECFS Newsletter №37

11 september 2018
Field trips are part of the annual Eurasian Food Security Conference 2018! Here is your chance to explore the Moscow region’s food system through a number of exciting field trips to a farm, a factory, a foodbank, and a historic market! This issue of the ECFS Newsletter also discusses what happens when 3,000 soil scientists gather together, and presents findings from the APEC Food Security Week.

July ECFS Newsletter №36

13 july 2018
In the July issue of the Newsletter we are pleased to present the winners of the annual case study competition, which this year is dedicated to preventing food loss and improving the quality of food. The ECFS staff also discuss findings from food security conferences held in the United Kingdom (on long-term experiments in agriculture) and in China (on soil health and sustainable development), both held in May of this year. At the end of the Newsletter we present the usual calendar of events for 2018.

June ECFS Newsletter №35

19 june 2018
In the June issue of the ECFS Newsletter, we share a review of the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia, which was held on May 30 at Lomonosov Moscow State University. We also discuss some of the smart agriculture technologies used extensively in China and visit a high-tech dairy farm. The updated event calendar of 2018 is also available in this issue.

May ECFS Newsletter №34

16 may 2018
In this issue, along with highlights of the Intergovernmental Russian-Mozambican Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, we are happy to share news about two upcoming events: (1) the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia Featuring IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report; and (2) updates on the Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference 2018.

Soilscapes of the young coastal plains of the changing Caspian Sea

10 may 2018
In April 2018, the senior researcher of the Eurasian Center for Food Security Maria Konyushkova took part in the second stage of the Russian-Iranian expedition.

April ECFS Newsletter №33

16 april 2018
We are happy to share news about upcoming events: the launch of the collaborative research project Case Studies on Food Security in Eurasia and the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia featuring IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report