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Bulgarian Soil Science Society (BSSS)  was founded in 1942 with the aim to acquaint the general public with soil science, with an emphasis on the importance of the soil. This original mission of BSSS is more relevant than ever in the public debate for the conservation of soil resources. The Society also will organize various public events and activities related to the protection of our lands, recovery of contaminated soils and sustainable land management. The official BSSS web page  will provide information about soils in Bulgaria and the problems associated with them.

Other main objectives of BSSS are to promote knowledge and innovative products of the soils science,  to support state policy and institution. For rational use and conservation of soil and land resources, to build up high international prestige of  Bulgarian soil science and scientific community. These objectives are implemented by conducting various creative, scientific and public initiatives - holding of national and international scientific and practical conferences, symposiums , scientific sessions and seminars, meetings with leading scientists, roundtables on important topics, printing and dissemination of scientific literature, publication of biographical essays by prominent scholars, training of young soil scientists.

BSSS is a member of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) , constantly maintaining fruitful relations and contacts with soil science organizations and leading scientists from many countries of the world such as EU countries, Russia, China, USA and neighboring  Balkans countries. More than 70 scientists and experts from various institutes and higher education institutions, non-government and government organizations are members and actively participate in ongoing initiatives .

During 2015 - the International Year of  Soil, BSSS adopted a program to promote the importance of  soil. In May 2015 BSSS and ISSAP “N. Poushkarov” held conference dedicated to the International Year of Soils and the 140-th anniversary from the birth of Nikola Poushkarov - „SOIL AND AGROTECHNOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD“. This year a new scientific journal will be created – Bulgarian Journal of Soil Science.

Bulgarian Soil Science Society (BSSS) shares scientific ideas and tasks set by the founder of the Bulgarian Soil Science Nikola Pushkarov. According to prof. R.Dilkova, BSSS was established in 1941 with the initiative of eight professors from the Faculty of Agronomy from Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski”. The first chairman was prof. Ivan Stransky. Its statutes were approved on 26.6.1942 by an Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs,  but it was not registered by the court. According to data from the archives of the Council of Ministers, BSSS is registered with  statutes under № 1053 with end dates from 1941 to 1950, during the Second World War and shortly after that  there is no data of its activity

By 1959 BSSS had made consecutive registration in the Corporate Department of the Sofia People's Court , according to Case № 3 and protocol definition from the same year. Second constituent assembly with 58 members was made. Professor Tzvetan Staykov was elected as chairman. In the coming years BSSS was headed successively by prof. Ivan Garbuchev, prof. Lutcho Raykov, prof.  Todor Boyadzhiev , prof. Ivan Kolchakov and prof.  Raina Dilkova . Since 2013 prof. Metodi Teoharov has been chairman.

BSSS is nongovernmental organization for public activities, it was registered under the Law of Non–profit organizations. The High Authority of BSSS is the General Assembly of members. The General Assembly meets every five years. The notice published on the website of BSSS one month before the date of the meeting.

The General Assembly elects the Administrative Board (Board). The term of the Board  is five years starting from its election. The Board elects Chairman, Vice. Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer,  conducting regular meetings  annually, whose decisions are published on the website at the beginning of each year. The Board accepts program which  regulates organization and activities of the Board as a non-profit organization, statute of the BSSS, the decisions of the General Assembly and other internal regulations of the association. Independent financial audit is made every five years under the Accounting Act.

          

Goals , mission, vision  and duties of the Administrative Board  are stipulated in the statute.

 

Bulgarian Soil Science Society Administrative Board

 Chairman: Prof.  Metodi  Teoharov Kostadinov, Ph.D.

e-mail: mteoharov@abv.bg

mobile: +359 884123823

 

Vice. Chairman: Assoc. Prof.   Toma Angelov Shishkov, Ph.D.

e-mail: toma_shishkov@yahoo.com

mobile: +359 898200605 

 

Secretary:  Prof.  Radka Iavanova Donkova, Ph.D.

e-mail: radadonkova@gmail.com

mobile: +359 879537352

 

Prof.  Ludmila Malinova DSc.

e-mail: ludmila_malinova@yahoo.com

mobile: +359 2 91 907/200

 

Assoc. Prof.  Rada Todorova Popova, Ph.D.

e-mail: radapopova@abv.bg

mobile: +359 32654389

 

Treasurer: Assoc. Prof.  Katerina Julieva Doneva, Ph.D.

e-mail: caeruleus2001@yahoo.com 

 

 

Web support: Asst. Prof. Biser Emilov Hristov, Ph.D.

e-mail : bisseru@gmail.com

mobile: +359 887808397