Workshop on development of soil-geographic databases held in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu and attendees pose for the documentary photo at the third International Workshop of ASEAN-RUSSIA Joint Project (2017-2019) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A third International Workshop of ASEAN-RUSSIA Joint Project (2017-2019) on “Development of expert systems based on large-scale soil-geographic databases” was held at Park Royal Hotel Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the workshop, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu said experts on soil-geographic databases will develop through sharing of knowledge, technology and experiences on soil that plays a main role in producing nutritious food. Cooperation with soil development partner organizations must be conducted on the five sectors of soil management, development of knowledge, research, information and databases.
Soil plays an important role in greening of natural environment and production of nutritious food all over the world. It also support changes in biological processes, acquisition of clean water, sustainable occurrence of weather processes, life and livelihood of human being. Due to rising population and climate change the world was facing problems of rising requirement to produce more food and deterioration of soil. The best ways to overcome these problems were for regional and international experts to cooperate and work on it said the Union Minister.
Next, Department of Agricultural Research Director General Dr. Naing Kyi Win explained about Myanmar soil-geographic database group and Moscow Lomonosov State University project manager Dr. Irina O. Alyabina and Mr. Oleg M. Golozubov explained about the project and Russia Soil Data Center.
The aim of the workshop was for experts from Russia, Thailand and Myanmar to discuss and exchange news and information on soil-geographic, put in basic information on soil in databases, prevention of soil deterioration and to maintain soil resources. The first workshop was held in Moscow, Russia from 14 to 19 May 2018. The second workshop was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 3 to 7 December 2018. Project supports were being provided by Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russian Federation. The third workshop held now was hosted by Myanmar and will be held from 13 to 17 May it is learnt.— MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)

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