Caribbean Workshop on Soil Physical Management

Event Date(s): 29/06/2014 - 04/07/2014

The Department of Food Production, Faculty of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the Central University of Venezuela, Ghent University, Belgium and EduLink 11 (FSTinAC) will host the Caribbean Workshop on Soil Physical Management: Soil management issues related to food production and environmental quality as a consequence of climate change and variability, from June 29 to July 4, 2014. 

Deadline for registration: June 18, 2014.

  • - Staff/General cost: US$100
  • - UWI student: US$50

Workshop Description: 

Soil is an important natural resource that supports plant and animal life and moderate environmental quality. Soils filter water, dispose of waste, and regulate the composition of the atmosphere. Even so, increasing anthropogenic interference and climate change impact arecausing unprecedented soil degradation affecting the capacity of the soil resources in the Caribbean to carry out their functions sustainably.  

The main objectives of the workshop are

  • - To increase participants' knowledge about the soil physical properties and processes as a basis for a better understanding, approach and solution to agronomic, engineering and environmental problems related to runoff, erosion, drainage, irrigation and soil and water pollution.
  • - To discuss practical applications, including measurement techniques, assessment and modeling of the physical and hydrological processes related to degradation, use, and management of tropical soils.
  • - To promote interaction among participants, through oral and poster presentation on soil management issues in their territory and critically analyse these issues. 

For further information, contact mark.wuddivira@sta.uwi.edu at 750-3853, or gaius.eudoxie@sta.uwi.edu  at 781-4661, or the Department of Food Production at 662-2002 ext. 83989/82090


  • Department of Food Production

  • Tel.: 662-2002 ext. 83989/82090