Global Soil Partnership

Technical networks


The Global Soil Partnership operates on different programmes through the following technical networks:

GLOSOLAN: Global Soil Laboratory Network

The Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) was established in 2017 to build and strengthen the capacity of laboratories in soil analysis and to respond to the need for harmonizing soil analytical data. Harmonization of methods, units, data and information is critical to (1) provide reliable and comparable information between countries and projects; (2) allow the generation of new harmonized soil data sets; and (3) support evidence-based decision making for sustainable soil management. [...]

INBS: International Network of Black Soils

The International Network of Black Soils (INBS) aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing for countries with black soils to discuss common issues related to the conservation and sustainable management of these soils and the need to foster technical exchange and cooperation. Launched in March 2017 in presence of representatives from national soil institutions, the INBS will foster collaboration and identify relevant research gaps to be addressed in a report on the global status, the current productivity and the challenges in black soils. [...]

INSAS: International Network of Salt-affected Soils

The International Network of Salt-Affected Soils (INSAS), launched during the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture’s (ICBA) first Global Forum on Innovations for Marginal Environments, aims to facilitate the sustainable and productive use of salt-affected soils for the current and future generations. The mission of INSAS is to support and facilitate joint efforts towards the sustainable management of salt-affected soils for food security, agricultural sustainability and climate change adaptation and mitigation. [...]

INSII: International Network of Soil Information Institutions

The International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII) is composed by nationally mandated institutions and GSP partners developing the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS). INSII members are the main implementing institutions of the Pillar 4 Implementation plan. These institutions have the technical ability to develop and share selected national soil information and data. All institutions, whether sub-national or national, regional or global, can join the INSII network for collecting and distributing information on the status of the soil resource. [...]

INFA: International Network on Fertilizer Analysis

The International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA) was established in December 2020 to build and strengthen the capacity of laboratories in fertilizer analysis and harmonize fertilizer quality standards. INFA operates under the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) [...]