Global Soil Partnership

Regional Soil Laboratory Networks

Countries are organized into Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs), the skeleton of GLOSOLAN. After the successful establishment of the Regional Soil Laboratory Networks for Asia (SEALNET) in 2017, Latin America (LATSOLAN) in 2018, and the Pacific (ASPAC), Africa (AFRILAB), Europe and Eurasia (EUROSOLAN) in 2019, GLOSOLAN successful launched the Regional Soil Laboratory Network for the Near East and North Africa (NENALAB) on 9 June 2020. 


Latin American Network of Soil Laboratories (LATSOLAN)

The Latin American Soil Laboratory Network (LATSOLAN) was established through an inception workshop in Mexico City, Mexico, in March 2018. Laboratories in LATSOLAN meet yearly to revise their work plan and position within GLOSOLAN.

Countries in LATSOLAN

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands

Curious to learn more about the needs and characteristics of soil laboratories in these countries as well as about country specific activities? Look for the country of your interest in the National Soil Laboratory Networks webpage.

Network growth


Activities in LATSOLAN are coordinated by the Chair with the support of the vice-Chair.


Chair: Dr. Floria Bertsch (Costa Rica)
Vice-Chair: Dr. Daniel Carreira (Argentina)

Key publications


Recent LATSOLAN meetings

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3rd meeting
Third LATSOLAN meeting
Zoom platform, 14 - 16 October 2020

More information soon available..

2nd meeting
Second LATSOLAN meeting
Mexico City, Mexico, 12 - 14 March 2019

The Latin American Network of Soil Laboratories (LATSOLAN) acts at regional level with the objective of facilitating knowledge exchange between national reference soil laboratories...

1st meeting
First LATSOLAN meeting
Mexico City, Mexico, 1 - 3 March 2018

In collaboration with IFAD, and AGHRYMET...