The Conference “National Challenge: Soil Degradation or Restoration?” is dedicated to the problem of soil degradation and the ways of its restoration in Ukraine. This year the focus is on restoration of soils that were affected by hostilities. We gather the representatives of state and business, leading scientists and educators to join forces and draw maximum public attention to this problem. As of 2022, we have held three conferences on the topic of restoration of degraded soils. However, new challenges appear every year - the world is changing, and we are changing with it. But our principles remain unchanged: popularization of the soil problem, synergy of the state, science, business, and education, as well as a strong patriotic and civil position.
We gather to find the answer to the main question: what to do next?
SCALE, REASONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SOIL DEGRADATION: SCIENTIFIC SUBSTANTIATION AND FORECASTS
PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARDS FERTILE SOILS: EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES AND SUCCESS STORIES FROM AGRIBUSINESS
STATE AS A GUARANTOR OF PRESERVING SOIL FERTILITY
HOURS OF UNIQUE RESEARCH AND LONG-STANDING EXPERIENCE
For whom is this event?
For agricultural business stakeholders of different forms of ownership with different technologies.
For science and education to hear the business request
For public institutions which are related to soil protection technologies
For everyone who is concerned about preserving and restoring the Ukrainian soil
How to measure the degraded soil and identify its microbiome?
What practical tools for soil restoration should be used in different cases of soil degradation?
What are the state and international programs for soil restoration?
Speakers in 2022
Ambassador at Large Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Moderator of the first section
First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
State and soil regeneration
President of MHP Eco Energy, Chairman of the Board at Global 100% RE Ukraine
Moderator of the third section
Farmer, blogger. Author of No-till for Beginners. Organizer of the Conference “No-Till Lab"
NO-Till technology as an element of soil fertility restoration technology + cover crops
Kernel R&D Head, PhD in Biological Sciences
The soil microbiome: why it matters for soil health, climate and business
Head of the Laboratory of Instrumental Methods of Soil Research, Standardization and Metrology, National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O.N. Sokolovsky”, PhD in Agricultural Sciences
Impact of military aggression and hostilities on the current state of soil cover, assessment of damage, recovery measures.
FAO Agricultural Officer
Climate change: challenges for agricultural science and education
Unveiling the functions and ecological interactions in the soil microbiome
Dean of Agrobiological Faculty, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Professor
From the selection of soil analysis methods to the differential application of fertilizers
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Farming and Herbology, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
No-till and Strip-till farming technologies for production, science, and education
Executive Director at the Institute of Applied Biotechnologies, PhD in Agricultural Sciences
What is soil health and how to identify it?
CEO of SomiGRO
Soil microbiological testing as support for profitable transition to sustainable agriculture