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 developpement, Asian Development Bank, Soil and Fertilizer Society of Thailand, Soil and Water Conservation Society of Thailand and Kasetsart University organize the International Soil Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security on 17-20 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.

Conference Themes

  1. Soil information for supporting sustainable uses and management

Soil information

Soil classification and mapping

Land use classification

  1. Integrated soil management and conservation for food security

Soil evaluation

Soil functional and environmental management

Soil fertility management

Land use planning and land use change

Soil erosion and conservation

Water conservation, flood and drought mitigation

  1. Role of soil ecology in relation to climate change and food security

Soil organic carbon

Carbon sequestration

Biochar

Soil respiration and GHG emission

Biomass production

Soil biodiversity and soil functions

  1. Innovative techniques and tools for soil resources inventories and appropriate management

RS and GIS application

Precision farming

Portable/Smart application

Advanced analytical techniques

  1. Public participation, networking and policy implementation on land management

Sufficiency economy

People participation initiatives

Local initiative and traditional knowledge

Soil and land management network

Soil education and public awareness

Soil and land use conflict management

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission              15 March 2015

Notification of abstract acceptance           30 April 2015

Deadline for full paper                                   30 May 2015

Early bird registration                                    31 May 2015

Regular registration                                        1 June – 31 July 2015

Final announcement                                      15 July 2015

Desk registration                                             16 – 17 August 2015

Registration

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.

Early Bird
Registration
Regular
Registration
After July
Registration
Desk
Registration
Participants
fee
200 USD 300 USD 400 USD 400 USD or
15,000 Baht
in cash only
Accompanying
Persons fee
150 USD 150 USD 150 USD 150 USD
in cash only

 

Method of payment : Bank transfer or by Visa, Mastercard or JCB to Krungthai Bank (Swift code : KRTHTHBK), Phahonyothin 39 Branch. For the Account for International Soil Conference Account number 039-6-03774-7.

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For more information, please visit http://www.ldd.go.th/WEB_ISC2015/Contact.html