April 16-17, 2024: Introduction of the Advanced Phytotechnology at the FAO conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Prof. Pidlisnyuk was invited as a Panel speaker to the FAO International Conference on Bio- and Phyto-remediation Technologies for Contaminated Agricultural Soil Towards Green Agriculture. The event was organized by FAO on April 16, 2024, in Almaty, The Republic of Kazakhstan within the FAO-supported Project “Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian countries and Türkiye (GCP/SEC/011/GFF)”. The conference aimed to strengthen awareness about agricultural soil contamination, share information on cost-effective remediation technologies for reclaiming agricultural soil for safe production, and understand the opportunities and limitations of these technologies.

At the conference session “International experience in managing contaminated soil” Prof. Pidlisnyuk introduced the Phytotechnology with Miscanthus × giganteus applied to the post-military and post-mining lands including the latest G6094 research on the production of biochar from biomass waste and its application in the M×g phytotechnology.

During the event, she had minutes with Mr. Sergejus Ustinov, Soil pollution consultant, GSP, FAO; Prof. Togzhan Mukasheva, “BioClean” JSC; Prof. Asil Nurzhanova, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology; Ing. Burak Anadolu, DND Biotech, Italy.

After the conference Prof. Pidlisnyuk visited the Linkage institution of G6094 – Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. She met with Assoc. Prof. Aida Kistaubayeva and her research group and discussed the future collaboration plans within the project. She also visited the Laboratory led by Prof. Asil Nurzhanova at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology and the firm “BioClean” JSC, headed by Prof. Togzhan Mukasheva. While at Almaty she met with Assoc. Prof. Lyazzat Naizabayeva, International Information Technology University and Dr. Maxatbek Satymbekov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

The visit was supported by the FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia.