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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

The VI National Congress of the Cuban Soil Science Society

The VI Congress of the Cuban Soil Science Society was held at the Capitolio Convention Center of the Cuban Academy of Sciences at Havana City between March 8 to 10 2006 with the participation of 175 members of the whole country. Around 150 conferences and papers of different subjects like: impact of Global Changes on agricultural soils, urban soils, use of alternative sources to chemical fertilizers, education of Soil Science, etc; were discussed. On the General Assembly, Dr. Olegario Muniz from Soil Institute ( ) was elected President of the Society for the next 4 years.