Workshop on Prospects and Knowledge Needs for improving Soil Organic Carbon in Vietnam
Towards the 50th anniversary of Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI) and celebrating 20 years of cooperation between SFRI and The French Research Institute for Development (IRD), as well as understanding the the experiences, knowledge, difficulties and solutions about the issue of Soil organic carbon (SOC) management in Vietnam, on 5 July 2019, SFRI in collaboration with IRD organized the Workshop on "Prospects and Knowledge Needs for improving Soil Organic Carbon in Vietnam"
There were more than 30 participants attending the workshop including the representatives from Department of Crop Production (DCP-MARD), Vietnam Soil Science Association, research institutes (Institute for Agricultural Environment, Silviculture Research Insitute, Northern mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute), universities (Vietnam National University of Agriculture, VNU University of Science, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment), NGOs (ICRAF, CEN), local extension workers, farmers in Thai Binh & Bac Giang provinces, and many researchers of SFRI.
Dr. Tran Minh Tien, Deputy Director of SFRI presented about the aims, objectives, problems that need to be discussed in the workshop .
Many comments, suggestions and discussions were given from different stakeholders on using, managing. Knowledge and experiences from research and reality were also shared..
Participants also attended actively in group discussions to find out the difficulties and solutions in improving the organic content in the soil and at the same time point out the necessary knowledge for each different object. The results of the group working and discussion were presented for everyone.
With the enthusiastic participation of all delegates, the workshop was successfully carried out. This is an opportunity for participants to have research networks and collaborate in future activities.