Workshop on soil organic carbon, sustainable land management & climate mitigation in souheast Asia – A diversity of situations for a diversity of strategies

Organized by Dr. Tran Minh Tien, from the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFI), Pascal Jouquet, from the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris (iEES Paris) and the Institute of Research for Development, France (IRD), a regional workshop was held at SFI, Hanoi, from May 27th to May 31st, on “Soil organic matter and sustainable land management in Southeast Asia”.

A total of twenty scientists from Thailand (Land Development Department and University of Mahasarakham), Laos (Department of Agricultural Land Management), Cambodia (Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Royal University of Agriculture, and General Directorate of Agriculture), and France (Institute of Research for Development) participated to this workshop funded by ORCASA project (, IRC Europe). The workshop aimed to (i) enhance regional cooperation, (ii) identify key facilities in each country (such as key laboratories and benchmark sites) and to compare knowledge, research activities and national strategies for soil carbon preservation, and (iii) establish the groundwork for the involvement of the regional node in South East Asia in the IRC Project.  

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