Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability

How can we measure the health of soil simply and cheaply?

CIAT, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, are looking for mechanisms to measure soil quality in a simple way and at a lower cost, so that they can be used by farmers themselves to evaluate the effect of different varieties of tropical forages and their management on the health of your own soil.

The vision for a deforestation-free Amazon

The Amazon Vision Program, an initiative of the Colombian government, with the support of the Governments of Norway, United Kingdom and Germany, seeks to promote a new model of development in the Amazon that will improve the living conditions of its inhabitants through productive alternatives that do not cause deforestation to the already battered forest.

Our land is wise: it will treat us the way we treat it

18th WOCAT Networking Meeting ‒ Promoting Sustainable Land Management and Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Seventy percent of the world's available water resources are being used in agriculture, while 43% of degradation worldwide is caused by overgrazing....

Louis Verchot

Louis Verchot

Director, Soils Research Area

l.verchot@cgiar.org

This CIAT Blog was launched in January 2016. For articles related to soils prior to this date, visit our former blog. Please note the soils blog is not updated anymore.

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