Workshop 3:
Challenges of Soil Conservation for Combating Soil Degradation in Monsoon Asia

Date:
August 27, Thursday, 9:00 - 17:30
Venue:
Tsukuba International Congress Hall  Conference Room 202B

Objectives

International year of soils 2015 has started for raising awareness on the importance of soil health for food security and essential eco-system functions. Generally, inappropriate soil management practices triggered by rapid social change in monsoon Asia have resulted in land degradation, nutrient imbalance and acceleration of greenhouse gas emission from agricultural land. Challenges of soil conservation for reversing these defunctioning and/or maintain soil health should be highlighted. Furthermore, sharing on the current situation of soil degradation and identifying a range of relevant good practice for regional and national sustainable soil conservations are required in monsoon Asian partnership.
The purposes of the workshop are
  1. to clarify the present condition of soil degradation
  2. to exchange information on the current challenges of sustainable soil conservation against soil contamination, nutrient imbalance, and climate change in Monsoon Asia,
  3. to discuss the direction of future research and ways to strengthen collaboration for Asian Soil Partnership in the context of Global Soil Partnership (FAO).
This workshop is held as commemoration of the International year of soils 2015 in the MARCO symposium 2015.

Conveners

Tomohito Arao(NIAES)
Yusuke Takata(NIAES)
Toshiaki Ohkura(NIAES)

Program (Click lecture titles to download the PDF files)

  1. Lectures: Part1
    Session Chair Time Topic Speaker  Affiliation 
    Kazunori Kohyama (NIAES) 9:05-9:35 The challenges of soil conservation for combating soil degradation in the Philippines [PDF] Rodelio B. Carating Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Philippines
    9:35-10:05 Soil degradation in India: Causes, major threats, and management options [PDF] Milkha S. Aulakh Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, India
    Gurjant S. Sidhu National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, India
    10:05-10:35 Soil erosion and sediment control measures for farmland in Japan [PDF] / Slides [PDF] Takahiro Shiono National Institute for Rural Engineering, NARO, Japan
    Tomohito Arao (NIAES) 10:35-11:05 Urban soil degradation and its impacts on urban environmental quality [PDF] Gan-Lin Zhang Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Jin-Ling Yang Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Yu-Guo Zhao Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    11:05-11:35 A new soil classification system and soil map for conservation of soil resources in Japan [PDF] Yusuke Takata National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Takashi Kanda National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Shokichi Wakabayashi NARO Agricultural Research Center, Japan
    Yuji Maejima National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Toshiaki Ohkura National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Kazunori Kohyama National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Hiroshi Obara National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
  2. Lunch    11:35-13:00
  3. Lectures: Part2
    Session Chair Time Topic Speaker  Affiliation 
    Tomohito Arao (NIAES) 13:00-13:30 Spatial distribution and risk management of heavy metal contamination in Japan [PDF] / Slides [PDF] Tomoyuki Makino National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Satoru Ishikawa National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Masaharu Murakami National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    Tomohito Arao National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    13:30-14:00 Current mitigation techniques for arsenic and cadmium contaminated paddy soils and rice grains in Korea [PDF] Won-Il Kim National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
    Anitha Kunhikrishnan National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
    Ji-Young Kim Gwangju Regional Food and Drug Administration, Republic of Korea
    Hyuck Soo Kim National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
    Ji-Hyock Yoo National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
    Namjun Cho National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
    Jin-Hwan Hong National Academy of Agricultural Science, Republic of Korea
  4. Lectures: Part3
    Session Chair Time Topic Speaker  Affiliation 
    Yasuhito Shirato (NIAES) 14:00-14:30 Degradation and sustainable management of peat soils in Indonesia [PDF] / Slides [PDF] Fahmuddin Agus Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Indonesia
    14:30-15:00 Carbon and nitrogen cycling in Japanese cropland soils [PDF] Sadao Eguchi National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
    15:00-15:30 Changes in soil carbon and nitrogen contents in cropland soils of China [PDF] / Slides [PDF] Xiaoyuan Yan Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  5. Coffee break    15:30-15:45
  6. General Discussion    15:45-17:30(Facilitator: Toshiaki Ohkura (NIAES))

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