December 9, 2022

Welcoming words

10:00 - 10:15


Vladyslav Bolokhovskyi

Chairman of the Committee on revival of soil fertility of the PU "Organic Ukraine", General Director of BTU-CENTER, PhD in Agricultural Sciences


Olena Korogord

President of PU "Organic Ukraine"


Oleksandr Dombrovskyi

President of MHP Eco Energy, Chairman of the Board at
Global 100% RE Ukraine

The first section

Soil degradation: new challenges and prospects

10:15 - 10:25


Olga Trofimtseva

Ambassador-at-largeMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Moderator of the first section

10:25 - 10:35


Taras Vysotskyi

First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

State and soil regeneration

10:25- 10:35


Mykola Kucher

Member of Parliament, Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations

State and soil regeneration

10:35 - 10:50


Maksym Solokha

Head of the Laboratory of Instrumental Methods of Soil Research, Standardization and Metrology, National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O.N. Sokolovsky”, PhD in Agricultural Sciences

Impact of military aggression and hostilities on the current state of soil cover, assessment of damage, recovery measure. 

10:50 - 11:05


Svіtlana Romanova

Deputy of General Director for Scientific Activities of the State Institution "Institute of Soil Protection of Ukraine", Candidate of Agricultural Sciences.

Ecological and agronomic survey of agricultural lands in the military zone.

11:05 - 11:20


Tetyana Santivanez

FAO Agricultural Officer

Climate change: challenges for agricultural science and education

11:20 - 11:35


Mykola Bykov

FAO National Expert on Conservation Agriculture.

Calculation of carbon footprint in products under different farming methods.

11:35 - 11:50

Panel discussion with all speakers, summary

11:50 - 12:00


The second section

Modern methods of determining soil health 


Dmytro Yakovenko

Head of the department of foreign economic activityBTU-CENTER

Moderator of the second section

12:00 - 12:20


Svitlana Korsun

Executive Director at the Institute of Applied Biotechnologies, PhD in Agricultural Sciences

What is soil health and how to identify it?

12:20 - 12:40


Jürgen Schwarzensteiner

Farmtastic Consulting GmbH

Methods and matrices for soil health assessment

12:40 - 13:00


Rafał Igielski

CEO of SomiGRO

Soil microbiological testing as support for profitable transition to sustainable agriculture

13:00 - 13:20


Philip Gehlen

Biome Makers

Unveiling the functions and ecological interactions in the soil microbiome

13:20 - 13:40


Kateryna Shavanova

Kernel R&D Head, PhD in Biological Sciences

The soil microbiome: why it matters for soil health, climate and business

13:40 - 13:50


Oksana Tonkha

Dean of Agrobiological Faculty, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Professor

From the selection of soil analysis methods to the differential application of fertilizers

13:50 - 14:10

Panel discussion with all speakers, summary

14:10 - 14:20


The third section

Practical steps to the revival of soil fertility


Oleksandr Dombrovskyi

President of MHP Eco Energy, Chairman of the Board at Global 100% RE Ukraine

Moderator of the third section

14:20 - 14:35


Marta Trofimova

Sustainable development managerKernel

The role of soil in the low-carbon development of the agricultural sector

14:35 - 14:55


Andriy Kravchuk 

Innovation development specialist at MHP

Practical ways of restoring soil fertility

14:55 - 15:10


Mykhailo Draganchuk

Farmer, blogger. Author of No-till for Beginners. Organizer of the Conference “No-Till Lab"

NO-Till technology as an element of soil fertility restoration technology + cover crops

15:10 - 15:25


Mykola Kosolap

Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Farming and Herbology, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

No-till and Strip-till farming technologies for production, science, and education

15:25 - 15:40


Yulia Myronova

Plant protection specialist of BTU-CENTER, phytopathologist

Practical recommendations for the restoration of soils in agrocenoses disturbed by military actions

15:40 - 15:50

Panel discussion

15:50 - 16:00

Summary of the conference