Eurasian Subregional Soil Partnership (EASP)
https://eurasian-soil-portal.info/ (Russian language)
Ms Gulchekhra Khasankhanova (Uzbekistan)
Vice-chair: Mr. Iurie Mosoi (Moldova)
Regional facilitator: Ms. Natalia Rodriguez Eugenio (GSP secretariat)
List of countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
There are Plenary meetings about twice a year. The 6th EASP Plenary meeting scheduled for April 2023.
In 2021 the Book «Sustainable Soil Management in Eurasian Region» was published. It provides a detailed overview of the implementation of sustainable soil management practices in the Eurasian sub-region, as the result of the regional experts’ collaboration (Link to Download book in Russian language).
In the Russian Federation, the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, Eurasian Center for Food Security, the World Bank, the Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy with other partners organized 5 Scientific and Practical Conferences on Food Security and Soil Science, dedicated to World Soil Day in 2016-2020. Conferences have been held jointly with leading science, research, and educational institutions from Eurasian region with the aims of exchanging experience and knowledge and of strengthening cooperation among scientists, researchers, government officials, agribusiness, and nonprofit organizations to address practical and applied problems.
Various trainings, consultations and webinars in line with GSP agenda and action areas are held.
The launch of this partnership took place as part of the International Conference on Eurasian Food Security Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership, held in Moscow on 18-20 November 2013.
The Subregional Partnership is embedded in the Global Soil Partnership of the FAO and the subsequent European Soil Partnership.
- Progress report on the Implementation of the Eurasian Soil Partnership regional plan activities in 2019-2020
- Conclusions of the 4th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Food Security and Soil Science (Eurasian Center for Food Security Newsletter 51)
- Eastern European Chernozems – 140 years after V. Dokuchaev, international scientific conference (2019 ; Chişinău)