The theme of the conference is Food Security, Soils and Climate-Smart Agriculture. Please register before December 1st, 2019

WSD2019 1 engThe IV International Scientific and Practical Conference on Food Security and Soil Science dedicated to World Soil Day will be held at Russian Research Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops in Sochi, Russian Federation on December 5-6, 2019.

The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) together with The World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners organize the International Conference on Food Security and Soil Science which aligns with the World Soil Day and serves as a science-policy interface for stakeholders involved in food security and soil science in the Eurasian region and beyond

The conference is aimed at connecting research and education in soil and environmental science to practical application in agriculture to ensure food security in the region. This year the conference’s focus will be on climate-smart soil management practices in Eurasia as a measure to mitigate climate change, on available agricultural information for better decision making for sustainable land management and on subtropical and tropical agriculture.

Previously the event were held in the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in 2016, in the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2017 and in the St.Petersburg Dokuchaev Soil Science Museum in 2018. This year conference will take place in the Russian Research Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops in Sochi, Russia on December 5-6. The event will include a plenary session featuring dedicated keynote speeches on the first day, followed by roundtable discussions on issues pertinent to food security on the second day.


 AGENDA IS HERE.


Date

December 5-6, 2019

Venue

Russian Research Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops in Sochi

Address: Russia, Krasnodarskiy kray, Krasnodar region, Sochi, Fabriciusa St., 2/28

Website: http://www.vniisubtrop.ru/

Tel: +7 862 296-4021 +7 862 246-8016

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Description: All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops is the oldest institution in Russia, which carries out scientific research in the field of subtropical crops and floriculture and is a leading research, methodological and breeding and technological center on ornamental, subtropical and southern fruit crops. One of the Institute's priority research areas is creating new adaptive cultivars of tea, ornamental and southern subtropical fruit crops, as well as developing and improving the methods of maintaining and modeling selection process. Regional technologies of cultivation of the above-mentioned cultures aimed at increasing productivity and product quality, reducing energy and labor costs and maintaining ecological safety are being developed.

Terms of participation

The participation in the Conference is free. Each person attending the conference is required to complete this registration form. Scientists, practitioners, policy makers, business and non-profit organizations representatives interested in the conference are encouraged to participate.

Accommodation

Conference participants should organize their own travel arrangements, including flight and hotel reservations. The list of recommended hotels is below.

Mercure Sochi Center

Address: 11A Ordzhonikidze Street 354000 Sochi, Russia

Conference venue is within 10-minutes drive of the hotel. Shuttle bus will be provided between Mercure Sochi Center and the conference venue. The hotel is located in the center of Sochi. Sochi Central Train Station is 2 km from Mercure Sochi Centre Hotel. Adler-Sochi International Airport is 30 km away. You can make the reservation online by following this link.

Sochi-Breeze Spa Hotel

Address: Kurortny Prospekt 72, 354002 Sochi, Russia

Conference venue is within 15-minutes walking distance (1,5 km). Sochi Train Station is located 2.5 km away, and Adler International Airport is 25 km from Sochi-Breeze Spa Hotel. You can make the reservation online by following this link.

Zolotoy Kolos Health Resort

Address: Kurortny Prospekt 86, 354002 Sochi, Russia

Conference venue is within 5-minutes walking distance (300 m). Sochi Central Train Station is within a 5-minute drive of the property, and Sochi International Airport is 25 km from Zolotoy Kolos Health Resort. You can make the reservation online by following this link.

Transportation from Sochi/Adler International Airport

There are several ways to get from the airport to Sochi: bus, train or taxi. Please check the detailed information on the airport website http://aer.aero/en/transport/.

Macesta 1Field trips

The field trip to Matsesta tea plantation will be organized on December 5 after lunch. Excursion to Sochi Agricultural and garden Experiment Station will be organized on December 6.

Participation in the field trips is free. Registration will take place during the conference.

Matsesta tea plantation. Website: https://www.matsestatea.ru/ (Only in Russian)

During this field trip conference participants will learn how tealeaves are grown, harvested and processed, what are the specific soil properties of tea plantations, why the restoration of abandoned plantations is a hard work and how environmental conditions affect tea taste. The field trip includes:

- Tea plantation visit

Matsesta tea plantations, with a total area of more than 170 hectares are located a few kilometers from Sochi’s Black Sea coast in the village Izmailovka. Since the 19th century this area has been famous for developing its own distinctive blends. The first tea plants were brought to the Sochi area from China. The company owns certified organic land and produces organic tea.Tea factory visit:

- During this visit conference participants will learn about tea leaf processing technology.

- Tasting Matsesta tea. Participants will learn how to identify good quality tea and secrets of brewing.

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Excursion to Sochi Agricultural and garden Experiment Station. Website: http://www.vniisubtrop.ru/derevo-druzhby.html (Only in Russian)

The Subtropical Botanical Garden is a unique botanical garden and a natural history museum, and part of the Russian Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops. The garden features the Friendship Tree and Friendship Tree Garden Museum, and also collections of subtropical fruit, flowering, and subtropical climate ornamental plants. Plants of eighty botanical families are grown here.

Meals

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided during the conference. Reception will be held at the conference venue on December 6.

Workshop language

The working languages of the workshop are English and Russian. The simultaneous interpretation will be organized.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Conference! Click here to register before December 1!

 

 

Registration form


Please feel free to contact the organizing committee directly:

Anna Kontoboytseva This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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For reference

You can find the results and materials of the past events here.

ECFS study on human capital in soil science in 2018 showed that in the Eurasian region it is necessary to strengthen the applied orientation of research for the development of science and the achievement of sustainable development goals.