The Land Development Department (LDD), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thailand, in collaboration with International Union of Soil Sciences, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Institut de recherché pour le development, Asian Development Bank, Soil and Fertilizer Society of Thailand, Soil and Water Conservation Society of Thailand and Kasetsart University will organise the International Soil Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security on 17th – 20th August, 2015 at Cha Am, Thailand. This conference is a part of activities to celebrate the International Year of Soils (IYS2015) as declared by the United Nations. The Conference sessions will be held at the facilities of the Regent Cha Am Beach Resort. Keynote Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Dr. Stephen Nortcliff Secretary General of the International Union of Soil Sciences, and is now the chair of the IUSS Budget and Finance Committee Dr. Vili A. Fuavao Deputy Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Prof. Dr. Christian Walter Professor, vice director of UMA SAS (The Joint Research Unit Soil, Agro- and Hydro-systems, spatialization) Prof. Dr. Santhad Rojanasoonthon President of Royal Institute, Thailand
1. Soil information for supporting sustainable uses and management
2. Integrated soil management and conservation for food security
3. Role of soil ecology in relation to climate change and food security
4. Innovative techniques and tools for soil resources inventories and appropriate management
5. Public participation, networking and policy implementation on land management
Important Dates: Early bird registration 31st May 2015, Regular registration 2015 1st June – 31st July 2015, Final announcement 15th July 2015, Desk registration 2015 16th – 17th August 2015 The Registration fee includes full access to all conference materials, welcoming reception, farewell party, coffee breaks, meals, technical tour as well as proceedings. The accompanying person registration fee includes the technical tour, a welcoming reception, and a farewell party. For more information: www.ldd.go.th/WEB_ISC2015/Contact.html.