Theme

In the next couple of decades, researches in agronomy and soil science must develop resilient agricultural practices to accommodate the forthcoming environmental and climatic changes and threats to food security and sovereignty. All these subjects are connected to soil health and quality. The role of soils in the present of our society and for future generations becomes increasingly complex and diverse, and soil scientists are in a unique position to help solving the problems that originate from the growing population. In the next decades, soil science will remain at the center of discussion for food production and environmental conservation, but it will be equally essential and strategic for issues such as water quality, protection of biodiversity, reduction of poverty, production of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture intensification.

The Congress theme “Soil Science: Beyond food and fuel” is an invitation to answer questions like: How to feed a hungry planet? How to fuel an energy-hungry planet? How to quench a thirsty planet? How to clean up our polluted planet? How to reach a balance between protection of biodiversity and sustainable land management for agriculture production? These, among many other questions, are subjects related to the multiple functions of soil.

Sharing the images
Dear participants of the 21th WCSS,

We are sharing the images taken at the Convention Center to remind you of the great time we had during the event.

Our best and thanks again to all that helped to make this a special moment.

To see the photos, please visit:
http://valeriavieirav.select.pics/g/21-wcss-day-one
http://valeriavieirav.select.pics/g/21-wcss-day-2
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http://valeriavieirav.select.pics/g/21-wcss-gala-diner
http://valeriavieirav.select.pics/g/visita-escolar
Hosted by

BRAZILIAN SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY
LATIN AMERICAN SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SOIL SCIENCE
Supported by
FEDERAL RURAL UNIVERSITY OF
RIO DE JANEIROTHE BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CORPORATION – SOILSACTIVIA-CONFERENCE & CORPORATE TRAVEL
Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Brass Sponsors

Exhibitors
Além Mar/ Li-Cor

British Society of Soil Science

Copernicus

DFG- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Euro Soil

InterMag

Livraria UFV

Marconi

Neobio e Microanalysis

Spectral

Tecnal

Tourism Toronto

Umwelt-Geräte-Technik GmbH

AMS, Inc.

Astro 34

CSIRO Publishing

Elsevier

European Commission

Gasmet

Jacto

MIDI

Ralco

Sentek

Soilmoisture Equipments

Springer