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BSWM, joins international soil conference

By Loraine D. Cerillo - Project Development Officer II
August 28, 2015

DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Director Silvino Q. Tejada (right) together with Organic Agriculture Program Focal Person Ms. Karen Salandanan- Bautista (left) attended the 2015 International Soil Conference at Cha Am, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand on August 18-21 to mark the International Year of Soils.

This year’s ISC aims to exchange views and experiences from each participating countries regarding theproper handling of our soils and other soil-related matters through implementation of various programs in every country to develop and adapt certain technologies which maybe applicableto other farmlands in relation to sustainable uses of soils to secure food production.

In the Philippines, Department of Agriculture designated the Bureau of Soils and Water Management as the lead agency to the United Nations declaration for year 2015, as the International Year of Soils.

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