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YPARD Pakistan invitation - Online event on World Soil Day 2020

We cordially invite you to join us on 5th December 2020, in conjunction with #WorldSoilDay2020 and its campaign "Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity".           

The event is jointly organized by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development - YPARD Pakistan, ECO Science Foundation - ECOSF, and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council – PARC, with our other co-organizing partners (Soil4Climate USA, WhyFarm Caribbean, Agriculture University Peshawar, Sindh Agriculture University TandoJam), is Jointly organizing an online event - webinar on World Soil Day (#SoilBiodiversity), highlighting the key role played by soil biodiversity in the functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems.

YPARD #WSD2020 Resolution: Mobilizing new resources and partnerships to ensure adequate investments and territorially based solutions for Soil Conservation and restoration. The purpose of this year's event is to discuss that partnerships between Agricultural Stakeholders (As) and Youth Institutions - YPs (Young Professionals), can play a vital role in restoring soil health for sustaining life on this planet.

Event objectives 

  1. #Partnership: Engagement of agricultural stakeholders and young experts (YPs) as key partners to assess the regional vulnerability of arable land to soil erosion and restoration measures in farmland.
  2. #FoodSecurity: Soil biodiversity a nature-based solution – for sustainable agriculture production, human health, and food security.
  3. #ClimateChangeSDG13: Soil destructing activities are not climate-neutral. #SoilBiodiversity, as a major source of positive impact on global climate change, environmental protection, adaptation, and agricultural vulnerability. 

Date and time:

Saturday, 5th December 2020 At 6:30 pm (18:30 pm) Pakistan Time (1:30 pm UTC)

Hosted by: Shahla Salah Khan, YPARD Country Representative

Event moderator: Alpha Sennon - Founder & Managing Director - WhyFarm 

Event speakers: 

Welcome speaker: 

Dr. Ghazanfar Abbas, Senior Advisor, YPARD Pakistan 

Guest of Honour:

  • Prof. Dr. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
  • Prof. Dr. Manzoor Soomro, President - ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) 
  • Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Chairman - Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

Key Speakers:

  • Dr. Shahid Maqsood Gill, Principal Soil Scientist, PARC
  • Seth Itzkan, Co-Founder & Co-Director of Soil4Climate - USA
  • Mark Ludwig, Farmer, and Chef. Allegan Conservation District, /Founder 5 Myths of Restoration Ag. - USA
  • Safwan Muhammad, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management
  • Dr. Aijaz Soomro, Chairman Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University TandoJam
  • Dr. Muhammad Arif, Professor, Department of Agronomy, Agriculture University of Peshawar
  • Dr. M. Tahir Rashid, CEO Al-Muqeet Lab (Pvt) Limited - Lahore and GM R&D Envirolead Canada
  • Dan Kittredge, Executive Director, BioNutrient Food Association -  USA
  • Mr. Alpha Sennon, Chief Executive WhyFarm, Caribbean    

Partner organizations:

  • Young Professionals for Agricultural Development - YPARD Pakistan      
  • ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) 
  • Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

Co-organizing partners:

  • Soil4Climate - USA
  • WhyFarm Agricultural Organization, Caribbean 
  • YPARD Asia & Pacific Group
  • Sindh Agriculture University TandoJam 
  • Agriculture University Peshawar 

Join the forum:


Live streaming: Zoom Webinar ID: 823 4867 2701

Facebook event page: (SoilBiodiversity) Facebook Page >> SoilBiodiversity >> Event Page - WorldSoilDay2020

Facebook live: YPARD Asia & Pacific Group

Youtube live:

Event support desk:

Join the campaign: 

Do you want to raise your voice for keeping the soil alive for our survival? Join YPARD WSD2020 campaign "#SoilBiodiversity Week"….Your commitment to soil restoration on #WorldSoilDay2020.

YPARD WSD2020 - #SoilBiodiversity Week “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”

Facebook Page >> SoilBiodiversity >> Event Page - WorldSoilDay2020 >>

You can download the template from here:

How to customize the visual montage:

You can download and customize your campaign template (according to the given sample guideline). Here are the simple steps to customize it:

  1. Add your picture on the template at the appropriate place
  2. Write Your Name, Designation, and Organization
  3. Write your statement on the template

** Those who are not familiar with Adobe-Photoshop can drag the blank template on Powerpoint Slide (PPT) and add TEXT (use text adding tool) on the template.

** After making necessary changes, please save your slide into JPEG format (please check the tutorial template on the event page), and share it among your network, also, you can tag on our event page.

Key hashtags: #KeepSoilAliveProtectSoilBiodiversity #ImASoilGuardian #YPARDWSD2020 #SoilBiodiversity #WSD2020 #YPARDWSD #Youth4SoilProtection  

YPARD team is excited to celebrate world soil day 2020 together with you...please join us online. Thank you.