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.


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ESAFS2022: Updated ESAFS2022 poster.
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15th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS 2022)  will be held at Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on August 22-26, 2022, organized by Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS) in collaboration with Institute of Biological Sciences (ISB), Universiti Malaya (UM).
The theme of the conference is '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 (physical presentation)

Call for Research Papers: Important Date:
  Open for Abstract Submission             : 1st January 2022
  Closing Date for Abstract Submission  :
28th April   15th June 2022 (extended)



Call for video movie of soil profile.
Taking the opportunity of the World Soil Day, December 5th, for 2022, MSSN, CSSFS, JSSSPN and Div. 4, Commission 4.4 of IUSS would like to call for video movies of soil profiles in the member societies. (see the page for "Call for soil profile movie").


The report of ESAFS 2019 Conference has been published in the IUSS bulletin No.136.


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.