03 Aug 2017

Institute for Agricultural Research and Training, Moore Plantation, Ibadan is hosting the 42nd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria “Ibadan 2018”

Monday 12th to​

Friday 16th March, 2018

Arrival: Monday 12th.


The Obafemi Awolowo University has been chosen to be the host of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria tagged “Ibadan 2018”.

 The team for this conference will be “Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources for Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”.


The sub themes include;

  1. Trend in Soil Survey, Classification and Land Evaluation for Effective Land Use
  2. Integrated Soil Fertility Management

iii.        Sustainable Soil and Water Conservation for Enhanced Soil Productivity

  1. Environmental Soil Chemistry and Biotechnology
  2. Soil Analytical Tools and Techniques for Soil Research Integrity
  3. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change


 The 42nd annual Soil Science Society of Nigeria Conference on Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources for Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources in relation to Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.


It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators in soils, food science, human nutrition and health to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Soil and Water Management, Food Security, and Climate Change.


 Keynote speakers for the conference includes;

Chief Audu Ogbeh, (CON)

Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development


Ibrahim Usman Jibril,

Minister of State, Ministry of Environment


Engr. Suleiman Hussein Adamu,

Minister of Water Resources


Prof. Rainer Horn,

Past President, International Union of Soil Sciences


​Call for Papers

All distinguished authors are kindly encouraged to contribute and help shape the conference through submissions of their abstracts, papers and posters.  High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources for Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigationare cordially invited for presentation at the conference.


Submission of Abstract Closes – 31st  November, 2017

Any submission received later than the above date will not be published in the Book of Abstracts.
Submission of E-copy of  full length paper closes – 31st December, 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted to the Email address:

sssn.iart2018@gmail.com and copy funmiande67@gmail.com


  • Each of the corresponding authors whose articles are accepted for presentation will be notified and consequently be expected to a total of ₦10,000 as page charges as well as bring to the conference three (3) hard copies of the manuscript and a softcopy in a CD.
  • Each corresponding author should provide complete details (Affiliation postal address, E-mail Address and Telephone Numbers) to enable us reach him/her.



Members                          –                        N5, 000

Non-Members                  –                        N7, 000




Membership Registration                                                             Annual Dues

Student member                        N1, 000                                      N2, 000

Ordinary member                      N2 , 000                                      N10, 000

Life member (<50years)           N150, 000                                   –

Life member (>50years)           N100, 000                                   –

Corporate member                    N50, 000                                     N10, 000



Pre-conference registration can be effected through:

First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Abuja Main Branch

Account Name: Soil Science Society of Nigeria

Account Number:     2004729093

Sort Code:     011084060





Agro-allied companies, Research Institution and Centres, Faculties/Schools of Agriculture, Forestry and Earth Sciences, State Agricultural Development Projects, etc., are invited to exhibit and showcase their products and services during the conference at a reduced fee of N20, 000 only. They are also invited to advertise in the book of programme events at a reduced rate of N10, 000 for half page and N20, 000 for full length page.


Important Contacts:


Chairperson, LOC

Dr Mrs Olufunmilayo Ande

Head, Land &Water Resources Management Programme, Instituteof Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University


+223348131602358; +234813160235 8.

Official LOC Email: sssn.iart2018@gmail.com