Soil science

PhD – M-TROPICS/MSEC responsible for Vietnam

Director of the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI)

Responsible for international cooperation

Director of the Southern Soils, Fertilizers and Environment Research

Address: Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI), Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Science (VAAS), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Department of Soil and fertilizer Analysis center, Vilas 886, Duc Thang Ward, Northern Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phone: +84 438362381 (office); +84 912315 399 (mobile)

Email: tranminhtien74|DONTWANTSPAM|@yahoo.com

Main fields of research and expertise

Minh TIEN TRAN is a soil scientist by training PhD in soil science. He gained over 10 years of experience in contribution to interdisciplinary through more than 30 research projects, in soil fertility, plant nutrition, agronomy, sustainable agricultural production, mainly in Vietnam and South-East Asia. He became director of the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute in 2020, responsible for international cooperation and Director of the Southern Soils, Fertilizers and Environment Research. His key qualifications on soil research topics are (1) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (PhD thesis “Optimizing animal manure fertilizer value – Enhancement of crop nutrition by appropriate pig manure management on small-scale farms in Northern Vietnam) and (2) Post-doctoral researcher in the project “Optimizing environmentally friendly biogas production using livestock manure for the reduction greenhouse gas emissions” supported by DANIDA (Denmark).

Selected publications

Tran Minh Tien, Lars Stoumann Jensen, Vu Duong Quynh, Vu Thi Khanh Van, Myles Oelofse (2017). The effect of additives on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and ammonia losses from stacked pig manure in Vietnam. Submitted to Integrative Agricultural Science Journal.

Duc Anh Trinh, Thi Nguyet Minh Luu, Quan Hong Trinh, Hai Sy Tran, Tien Minh Tran, Thi Phuong Quynh Le, Thuy Thi Duong, Didier Orange, Jean Louis Janeau, Thomas Pommier, Emma Rochelle-Newall (2015). Impact of terrestrial runoff on organic matter, trophic state, and phytoplankton in a tropical, upland reservoir. Aquatic Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s00027-015-0439-y.

Quynh Duong Vu, Andreas de Neergaard, Toan Duc Tran, Quan Quang Hoang, Proyuth Ly, Tien Minh Tran, Lars Stoumann Jensen (2015). Manure, biogas digestate and crop residue management affects methane gas emissions from paddy rice fields on Vietnamese small-holder livestock farms. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 103, 329-346. DOI 10.1007/S10705-015-9746-x.

Tien Minh Tran, Thu Minh Tran, Thu Nguyen Bich, Quang Bao Le (2015). Spatially explicit assessment of nutrient demands for promoting efficient regional fertilizer-use management in Vietnam. Global Environmental Research, Vol. 19, No 1/2015, 43-48.

Tran Minh Tien (2015). Effects of Annual Potassium Dosage on the Yield and Quality of Coffea robusta in Vietnam. International Fertilizer Correspondent, e-ifc No. 41, June 2015, 13-20.

Tran Minh Tien, Ho Cong Truc, Nguyen Van Bo (2015). Potassium Application and Uptake in Coffee (Coffea robusta) Plantation in Vietnam. International Fertilizer Correspondent, e-ifc No. 42, September 2015, 3-9.