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Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN)

Evidence-based decisions are central to the achievement of  Sustainable Soil Management (SSM), which in turn is critical to the achievement food security and nutrition, and to the Agenda 2030. While the quantity and quality of soil data are fundamental, soil information must also be harmonized and globally consistent to have impact. Established in 2017, in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership’s Pillar 5, the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) facilitates networking and capacity development through cooperation and information sharing between soil laboratories with different levels of expertise.

GLOSOLAN members on the screen

Not a member yet?

Fill out the form and send it to GSP-Secretariat@fao.org and to Lucrezia.Caon@fao.org. Once your application is processed, your laboratory will be shown on the interactive map.

Main objectives

  • Make soil information across labs, countries and regions comparable, interpretable;
  • Build a set of agreed harmonization principles;
  • Improve quality assurance and control (QA/QC) of soil analyses;
  • Promote information and experience exchange.

Investing in more efficient labs and harmonized data has national, regional and global implications. GLOSOLAN is an efficient and effective way to:

  • Provide reliable evidence to support better decision-making at both field and policy levels;
  • Support countries in reporting on progress made towards the SDGs;
  • Contribute to the development of international standards and indicators;
  • Contribute to the assessment, monitoring and sustainable management of soil and provide quality data to support the establishment of National Soil Information Systems that can feed into the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS);
  • Assist companies manufacturing laboratory equipment in improving their products;
  • Identify research gaps and increase investments in research.


Chair: Ms. Nopmanee Suvannang (Thailand)
Vice-Chair: Mr. Rob de Hayr (Australia)
Programme coordinator: Ms. Lucrezia Caon (GSP Secretariat)

Technical working group


Annual meetings


2019, Rome

Third GLOSOLAN meeting. Details of the event; Agenda; Photogallery

2018, Rome

Second GLOSOLAN meeting. Details of the event; Agenda; Report; Presentations; Photogallery

2017, Rome

First GLOSOLAN meeting. Agenda; Report; Presentations; Photogallery; More details

Topic specific events



2019, Lincoln, USA

First meeting of the Steering Committee on Spectroscopy

Know your Regional Soil Laboratory Network

GLOSOLAN partners