Global Symposium on Salt-affected Soils (GSAS21)
Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity
20-22 October 2021 | Time: 13.00-16.00 CEST
Call for Abstract and good Practices
THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND GOOD PRACTICES IS CLOSED
Critical knowledge and research on sustainable management of salt-affected soils have been accumulated over the past decades. However, the lack of proper upscaling of this ‘know-how’ and of practical solutions continues hindering the use of SAS in a sustainable manner and ensuring a productive agricultural system for a food-secure future in many regions of the world. To fill this gap and build stronger linkages between science, policy and farmers, the GSAS21 will offer the opportunity to a wide range of scientists and practitioners to participate and play an active role in the Symposium by submitting an ABSTRACT along with the three themes (see below) and/or a GOOD PRACTICE illustrating the rehabilitation and sustainable use of salt-affected soils.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Organizing Committee of the Global Symposium on Salt-affected Soils (GSAS21) is currently accepting abstracts that will compete for oral and poster presentations during this symposium. The abstracts shall be written in English, maximum 3 000 characters (without spaces) in Word format using this template. Abstracts should address one of the following symposium themes:
- Theme 1: Assessment, mapping, and monitoring of salt-affected soils;
- Theme 2: Integrated soil-water-crop solutions in rehabilitation and management of salt-affected areas;
- Theme 3: Agenda for action to prevent and rehabilitate salt-affected soils, protect natural saline and sodic soils, and scale-up sustainable soil management practices.
All abstracts must be submitted in the prescribed format (abstract template) and emailed to [email protected], indicating “Call for abstracts/Your full name/Preferred Theme” in the subject line. The GSAS21 Scientific Committee will revise all submissions and inform selected authors.
CALL FOR GOOD PRACTICES
The GSAS21 Organizing Committee is also accepting good practices that will compete for oral and poster presentations during this symposium. Good practices should illustrate the rehabilitation and sustainable use of salt-affected soils and show its positive impact as well as its environmental and socio-economic context. The aim of this section is to share these good practices with farmers, project managers and policy makers working with salt-affected soils and therefore you are invited to consider these audiences when preparing your document.
Please note that good practices are not abstracts nor scientific papers, but a well-described practice, adequately illustrated and accompanied by a brief description in English, of a maximum of 3 000 characters (without spaces) in Word format following this template.
All good practices must be submitted in the prescribed format (good practices template) and emailed to [email protected], indicating “Call for good practices/Your full name/Preferred Theme” in the subject line. The GSAS21 Scientific Committee will revise all submissions and inform selected authors.
All authors of selected abstracts and good practices will be able to showcase the results of their work through an oral presentation or through a scientific poster supported by an explanatory video that will compete in the poster contest.