FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Conference on Bio- and Phyto-Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Agricultural Soil Towards Green Agriculture

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Hybrid Event, 16/04/2024

In Central Asia, cost-effective approaches are needed to have a realistic chance for remediating the large volumes of contaminated agricultural soil. Since this is a challenging issue in the region and the disposal of the contaminated soil is not a cost-effective solution considering the amount and geographical distribution of the contaminated soils, a new approach is required to address this significant issue. In this regard, the bio- and phyto-remediation of the pesticide-contaminated soils can offer a liable and applicable solution. 

In the framework of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded and FAO-managed project “Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian countries and Türkiye”, there remediation trials have taken place in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the past years. Through this international conference, the results of these trials will be presented and explained, while prominent experts will share their different experiences in remediation processes in a variety of settings, to provide an opportunity for introducing remediation options, knowledge, and experience sharing among the relevant actors. On 16 April 2024, the international conference will be carried out in a hybrid modality – open for everyone interested to join via Zoom.

Please access here the Zoom registration link.