Global Soil Partnership


The Global Soil Partnership should become an interactive, responsive and voluntary partnership, open to governments, institutions and other stakeholders at various levels.

The different kinds of partners that will be needed include financial/funding partners, technical/scientific partners, advisory partners, and general partners. These partners could come from any kind of regional and national institutions/organizations working on soils (Governmental Organizations, universities, civil institutions, research centers, soil science societies, UN agencies, NGOs, private companies, farmer associations, donors, etc).

Partners by default to the GSP are the FAO member countries who determine FAOs priorities as laid out in the Strategic Framework and Programme of Work and Budget of the Organization and according to the needs and priorities identified in their countries. 

Our current partners



Lancaster Environment Centre, United Kingdom

Land and Water Research Centre, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan

Lunyangwa Agricultural Research Station, Malawi


Mexican Soil Science Society, Mexico





The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom

Turkish Foundation for combating soil erosion, reforestation and the protection of natural habitats (TEMA), Turkey


Viljoen & Associates, Soil Remediation




All partners

Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark

Abibimman Foundation, Ghana

Africa Soil Science Society

African Conservation Tillage Network

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Slovenia

Agricultural Research and Extension Authority (AREA), Yemen

Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan

Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

Agricultural Research for Development in Africa – IITA, Nigeria

Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM), Mozambique

Asociación Costarricense de la Ciencia del Suelo, Costa Rica

Asociación Salvadoreña de la Ciencia del Suelo, El Salvador

Association for Promoting Sustainability in Campuses and Communities (APSCC), India

Association for Sanitation and Economic Development, Bangladesh

Associazione per l'agricoltura biodinamica, Italy

British Geological Survey, United Kingdom  

British Society of Soil Science, United Kingdom

Buizer Advies - Sustainable Agriculture and Energy, The Nederland  

Cameroon Soil Science Society (CASSS)

Canadian Society of Soil Science, Canada

Centre de recherche sur la conservation et la restauration des terres (CRCRT), Congo

Centro de Investigaciones Sobre Desertificación (CIDE), Spain

Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Soil Science), China

Colorado State University, United States of America  

Cornell University, United States of America

Cranfield University, United Kingdom

Cukurova University, Turkey

Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Czech Society of Soil Science, Czech Republic

Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic

Desertification & Desert Cultivation Studies Institute, University of Karthoum, Sudan

Direction de l'aménagement rural du ministère du développement rural (DAR/MDR), Mauritanie

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil

EOSTA, Nederlands

Eurasian Center for Food Security, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

EuroGeoSurveys, the Geological Surveys of Europe, Brussels

European Commission - EC  

European Commission, Joint Research Center, Italy

European Society for Soil Conservation

European Soil Bureau Network

Evenor Tech, Spain

Georgian Soil Science Society

German Soil Science Society (DBG - Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesselschaft), Germany

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

Global Water Partnership

Hellenic Agricultural Organisation "DEMETER", Greece

Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), Mali

Institut de recherche agronomique de Guinée (IRAG), République de Guinée

Institut de recherche agronomiques et forestières, laboratoire d'analyse des sols - (IRAF) Gabon

Institut tchadien de recherche agronomique pour le développement (ITRAD)

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research (named after O.N. Sokolovsky), Ukraine

Instituto de Suelos del Ministerio de la Agricultura de Cuba, Cuba

Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário (INIDA)

Interbalkan Environment Center, Greece

International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA, Austria

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, ICARDA

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, United Arab Emirates

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture - CIAT

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), United States of America

International Soil Carbon Network

International Union of Soil Science

ISRIC World Soil Information, The Netherlands

Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (CIHEAM), Italy

ISTRO - International Soil Tillage Resarch Organization, The Netherlands

Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Japan

Kamfisht Universe Engineering, Bangladesh

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya

Lancaster Environment Centre, United Kingdom

Land and Water Research Centre, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan

Lunyangwa Agricultural Research Station, Malawi

Mexican Soil Science Society, Mexico

National Research Center, Egypt

New World Hope Organization (NWHO), Pakistan

Nutrient Management Institute, The Netherlands

Regena - Regenera, enriquece naturaleza y agricultura, Mexico

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

Royal Agricultural University, United Kingdom

Rural and Urban Poor's Partner for Social Advancement (RUPSA), Bangladesh

Sindh Agriculture & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization, Pakistan

SKB duurzame ontwikkeling ondergrond, Gouda - Netherlands

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia

Sociedad Chilena de la Ciencia del Suelo

Sociedad Cubana de la Ciencia del Suelo

Sociedad Dominicana de la Ciencia del Suelo (SDCS), República Dominicana

Sociedad Española de la ciencia del suelo, Spain

Sociedad Latinoamericana de la Ciencia del Suelo

Sociedad Paraguaya de la Ciencia del Suelo

Sociedad Uruguaya de Ciencia del Suelo (SUCS), Uruguay

Sociedad Venezolana de la Ciencia del Suelo (SVCS), Venezuela

Sociedade Basileira de Ciência do Solo, Brazil

Society for Human Improvement, Empowerment and Lasting Development (SHIELD), Bangladesh

Soil Association, Bristol - UK

Soil Conservation Service of Iceland - Landgræðsla ríkisins, Iceland

Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute (VUPOP), Slovakia

Soil Science Australia, Australia

Soil Science Institute of Athens, Greece

Soil Science Society of America, United States of America

Soil Science Society of Argentina, Argentina

Soil Science Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Soil Science Society of East Africa

Soil Science Society of Nigeria, Nigeria

Southern African Economic Development Commission, South Africa

Sustainable Land Management Programme, Pakistan

The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom

Turkish Foundation for combating soil erosion, reforestation and the protection of natural habitats - TEMA, Turkey

Ukrainian Society of Soil Scientists and Agrochemists (USSSA), Ukraine

Unisféra International Centre, Canada

Universidad de San Carlo, Guatemala

Universidad Nacional Agraria (UNA), Nicaragua

Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay

Viljoen & Associates, Soil Remediation

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD)

World Association of Soil and Water Conservation

World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), China

World Soil Solutions, United States of America

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