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ESAFS is the federation of soil science societies in East and Southeast Asian regions.  This website provides general information on ESAFS and is maintained by ESAFS support office.



ESAFS2024 Program book is now available.


ESAFS 16th International Conference (ESAFS2024)

The 16th International Conference (ESAFS2024) was successfully held from 26 to 29 March 2024 at Thai Nguyen University Convention Center,  Thai Nguyen City, Vietnam.  Thai Nguyen University organized the conference in collaboration with the Vietnamese Soil Science Society (VSSS).

For more information about ESAFS 2024, please visit:



Prof. Nguyen The Hung, 
Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry,


December 5th is World Soil Day.

Another video for celebrating World Soil Day 2022 from Malaysia.

Visit here.

For celebrating World Soil Day 2022, Prof. Zeng-Yei HSEU and his students, National Taiwan University, made a video to add to the WSD event.

Visit the site of the video. 


ESAFS Newsletter for 2022 has been uploaded.
15th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies was successfully held in Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on August 22-26, 2022. The conference was organized by the Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS) in collaboration with the Institute of Biological Sciences (ISB), Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya (UM).
The theme of the conference was 'Our Soils Our Future'.
Keynote Speakers:
1. Dato’ Haslina Binti Abdul Hamid
      Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries, Malaysia
2. Dr. Shamshuddin Jusop
      MSSS Fellow
3.Professor Kazuyuki Inubushi
      Professor in Tokyo University of Agriculture
4.Prof. Dr. Ir. Dian Fiantis
      Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Andalas Padang
Opening and Closing Remarks
1.Prof Laura Bertha Reyes Sanchez
      President IUSS
2. Prof Takashi Kosaki
      Past President IUSS
3. Mr Ronald Vargas (virtual presentation)
       Secretary of the Global Soil Partnership, Land and Water Officer (FAO)
14 ESAFS Country Member Reports, 50 Research Papers by Oral and 59 Research Papers by Poster  were presented.

Prof. Dr. Shamshuddin Jusop was elected as the recipient of 8th ESAFS Award 2022. 
Business Meeting     


Newsletter ESAFS 2019 was published.

The Federation shall aim at promoting researches in soil and related sciences and disseminating the acquired knowledge and technology for the benefit of the member societies in the region of East and Southeast Asia. 

Member Societies

Fifteen societies are members of ESAFS.


ESAFS Awards

The ESAFS Award is presented to to recognize and honor distinguished contributions to the  ESAFS.

International Conference of ESAFS

International conference of ESAFS has been held about every 2 years since the 1st conference was held in 1991, in Osaka, Japan.  

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