Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability

Learning more about soil ecology

Last April, the Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability Research Area at CIAT, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota (UMN) and the National University of Colombia at Palmira, held a training course entitled “Soil Ecology: Methodologies for the Assessment of Agroecosystems”.

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.

Louis Verchot

Louis Verchot

Director, Soils and Landscapes for Sustainability (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.

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