Global Soil Partnership

The Eurasian Soil Partnership

The Eurasian Soil Partnership (EASP) was established in November 2013, as a sub-regional soil partnership within the ESP, to address the specificities of the eastern European and Eurasian GSP members. The main goal for the EASP is the implementation of sustainable soil management practices at a wider scale, especially in areas affected by soil salinity, as reflected in the EASP implementation plan, which is reviewed and updated at the yearly EASP plenary meetings.

List of countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. See the list of GSP national focal points.


Chair: Ms. Gulchekhra Khasankhanova (Uzbekistan)

Vice-chair: Mr. Iurie Mosoi (Moldova)

Regional facilitator: Ms. Natalia Rodriguez Eugenio (GSP secretariat)

EASP Secretariat (Russian Federation): Mr. Pavel Krasilnikov - Executive Secretary, Alexey Sorokin (Pillar 1), Anna Kontoboytseva (Pillar 2), Maria Konyushkova (Pillar 3), Oleg Golozubov (Pillar 4) and Olga Yakimenko (Pillar 5).

The following EASP Steering Committee members took over the leadership for the pillars of action.


Pillar 1 Chair: Mr. Hakki E. Erdogan (Turkey)

  Pillar 2 Chair: Ms. Elena Sukhacheva (Russian Federation)

  Pillar 3 Chair: Mr. Svyatoslav Baliuk (Ukraine)

Pillar 4 Chair: Mr. Iurii Rozloga (Moldova) 

Pillar 5 Chair:  Mr. Hukmatullo Ahmadov (Tajikistan) 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee for the Eurasian Soil Partnership includes the representatives of the following institutions:

  • Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Dokuchaev Soil Science Institure (Russia)
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (Turkey)
  • Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after O.N. Sokolovski (Ukraine)
  • Institute of Land Management (Kyrgyzstan)

Recent EASP events and trainings

Annual meetings


2019 Chisinau

Fifth Eurasian Soil Partnership plenary meeting, Chisinau, Moldova, 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2019

Details of the event | Agenda | Presentations | Report (English | Russian) | Photogallery | Chişinău Communiqué (English | Pусский)

2017 Tashkent

Fourth Eurasian Soil Partnership plenary meeting, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 13 - 14 Dec 2017

Details of the eventReport | More | Tashkent Communiqué (EN | RU)

2016 Bishkek

Third Eurasian Soil Partnership plenary meeting, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 29 Feb - 02 Mar 2016

Details of the event | Bishkek communiqué (EN | RU)| Report | Presentations

2015 Izmir

Second Eurasian Soil Partnership plenary meeting, Izmir, Turkey, 16 - 18 Jun 2015

Details of the eventIzmir communiqué (RU) | AgendaReport | Presentations

2014 Samarkand

First Eurasian Soil Partnership plenary meeting, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 10 - 11 Sep 2014

Details of the event | Report | Presentations

2013 Moscow

Launch of the Eurasian Soil Partnership, Moscow, Russian Federation, 18 - 20 Nov 2013

Details of the event | Moscow communiqué (EN | RU) | Presentations | List of participantsPhotogallery



2017 Kharkiv

Soil salinity management training, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 25 - 29 Sep 2017

Details of the event | Presentations | Highlight

2017 Izmir

GSOCmap training, Izmir, Turkey, 21 - 25 Aug 2017

Details of the event | Presentations | Photogallery

Main events


2019 Chisinau

Launch of EUROSOLAN, the Regional Soil Laboratory Network for Eurasia, Chisinau, Moldova, 2 - 5 Sep 2019

Details of the event

2019 Kyiv

Launch of the Ukrainian Soil Partnership, Kyiv, Ukraine, 24 - 25 May 2019

Details of the event | Press release (EN | RU) | Highlight (EN | RU) | Photogallery