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National Soil Information Centers

Nearly all countries in the world have Ministries or National Organizations that are responsible for soil related matters. An effort has been made to identify these based on FAO contacts and other information sources and networks. Any soil institute in a country that is not in the provisional list is encouraged to contact NRL Director office to have it included.

 

C

Cambodia

Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

Cameroon

Université de Dschang, Faculté des Sciences Agricoles (FASA)

Institut de la Recherche Agronomiques (IRA), Centre de Recherches Agronomiques (CRA); B.P. 33, Maroua – Tel: 237-29 11 78/64 or 29 24 15/58

Canada

Soils of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Cape Verde

Instito Nacional De Investigacâo E Desenvolvimento Agrârio; C.P. 84, Praia, Cape Verde – Tel: 238-711147

Central African Republic

Institut Centrafricain de la Recherche Agronomique (ICRA), Service de la Pédologie et de la Conservation des Sols; B.P. 122, Lakonanga-Bangui – Tel: 236-61 67 75

Chad

Direction de la Recherche et de laTechnologie Agricole/Labo Sols; B.P. 441, N'Djaména – Tel: 235-52 71 86

Chile

Campus Santiago, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

China

Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Congo

Laboratoire des Sols, Ministère des Industries et Pêche (Huilka); P.O. 103, N'Kayi (MIP), Bujumbura

Congo Democratic Republic

Institute National Pour L'étude et de la Recherche Agronomique (INERA); 28 Avenue Batetela, Kinshasa, Gombe

Université de Kinshasa, Faculté Sciences

Colombia

Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi

Costa Rica

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería

Cote d’Ivoire

Direction et Contrôle des Grands Travaux (DCGTX); BP 945, Boulevard Corniche, Cocody, 04  – Tel: 44 28 05

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie (ENSA); BP 1313, Yamoussoukro – Tel: 64 07 07

Croatia

Croatian Environment Agency

Baza podataka o laboratorijima

Cyprus

Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

Czech Republic

Elektronický Klasifikační systém půd ČR

 

D

Denmark

Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA)

Djibouti

Service de l'Agriculture; B.P. 478, Djibouti

Dominica

None

Dominican Republic

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales 

E

Ecuador

None

El Salvador

None

Egypt

Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University – Tel: 2-55-322360

College of Agriculture, El-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo

Agricultural Research Centre Sharia El-Gizah, Cairo-Giza - Tel: 72 06 08

England and Wales

National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University.

Eritrea

None

Estonia

Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tartu.

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Land-use Planning and Regulatory Department, Ministry of Agriculture - P.O. Box 5354, Addis Ababa

National Soil Laboratory (NSL) - P.O. Box 147, Addis Ababa - Fax: 251-1-51-28 8

G

Gabon

Institut de Recherches Agronomiques et Forestières (IRAF)

The Gambia

 

National Agricultural Research Insitute

Soil and Water Management Unit, Department of Agricultural Services; Yundum Western Division, Banjul - Tel: 47 28 60

Georgia

Ministry of Agriculture 

Germany

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hannover

BGR Web Map Service (WMS)

Ghana

Soil Research Institute of Ghana

Greece

National Agricultural Research Foundation, Institute of Soil Mapping and Classification

Grenada

None

Guinea

Service National des Sols (SENASOL), Institut de Recherche Agronomique de Guinée;  B.P. 633 Conakry

Guinea Bissau

Service de Cartographie; B.P. 179, Bissau

Ministry of Rural Development and Agriculture (MDRA), Department of Agricultural Hydraulics and Soils; C.P. 71 Granja de Pessube, Bissau - Tel: 245-21 38 46

J

Jamaica

None

Japan

Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Jordan

Ministry of Agriculture, CUMERC; P.O. Box 2099 Amman, Jordan

K

Kenya

Kenya Soil Survey

Kuwait

None

Kyrgyzstan

Department of Water Management and Land Reclamation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic; Toktonalieva str, Bishkek, 055, Kyrgyz Republic - Tel: (996 312) 54 90 87

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www.agroprod.kg

L

Laos

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Latvia

Institute of Soil and Plant  Sciences, Latvia University of Agriculture

Lebanon

Ministry of Agriculture

Lesotho

Soil and Water Conservation Division (SWCD), Ministry of Agriculture; Box 92, Maseru – Tel: 266 31 23 95

Liberia

Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI); Box 3929, Monrovia

Soil Division, Ministry of Agriculture

Libya

None

Lithuania

None

M

Madagascar

Département Agriculture, Université de Antananarivo; B. P. 175, Antananarivo – Tel: 261-2 22 86 7

Laboratoire des Radioisotopes (LRI) B.P. 3383 Route d'Andraisoro 101, Antananarivo – Tel: +261 20 241 6103

Malawi

Soil Survey Section, Department of Agriculture Research, Ministry of Agriculture. P.O. Box 92, Lilongwe Tel: 265-744 455 ext. 232

Malaysia

None

Mali

IER/LABOSEP, Laboratoire Sol-Eau-Plante; B.P. 438 Sotuba, Bamako – Tel: 233-22 61 66

Malta

Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs 

Mauritania

LANASOL, National Society for Rural Development; Nouakchott – Tel: (2222) 521 61-518 00

Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)

Moldova

The Directorate of Agro-chemistry, Ecology and Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova

Mongolia

None

Montenegro

None

Morocco

Direction Des Aménagements Fonciers, Ministére de L'Agriculture et de la Mise en Valeur Agricole/Administration du Génie Rural, Rabat – Tel:

Département des Sciences du Sol, Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture de Meknes – Tel: 212-5- 52 83 86

Département des Sciences du Sol, Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II; B.P. 6202, Rabat-Instituts – Tel: 212-7- 77 17 58

Mozambique

Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)

Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agronómica (INIA); P.O.Box 3658, Maputo – Tel: 258 1 46 01 90

N

Namibia

Agriculture Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Rural Development; Private Bag 13184, Windhoek – Tel: 264-61- 2022080/1/2/3/4

Nepal

Survey Department, Ministry of Land Reform and Management 

The Netherlands

Research Institute Alterra, Wagenigen UR

New Zealand

Landcare Research, Manaaki Whenua

New Zealand Soils Portal

Nicaragua

None

Niger

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN)

Centre ORSTOM; B.P. 11416, Niamey – Tel: 227 73 30 95

Faculté d’Agronomie (FA), Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey 

Nigeria

Departement of Soil Science, Obafemi Awolowo University 

Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan

North Korea (DPRK)

None

Norway

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

O

Oman

None

P

Pakistan

Pakistan GIS, a Welfare Project of City Pulse (Pvt.) Ltd.

Soil Survey of Pakistan (SSP)

Palestine

None

Papua New Guinea

Department of Agriculture and Livestock; P.O. Box 417, Spring Garden Road, Konedobu – Tel: +675 323 1848

Paraguay

None

Peru

None

The Philippines

Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Department of Agriculture

Poland

Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG) State Research Institute

Portugal

Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning

Q

Qatar

None

S

Samoa

None

Saudi Arabia

None

Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

Serbia

Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Senegal

Bureau Pédologique du Sénegal Ministère de L'Agriculture; B.P. 6225, Dakar – Tel: 211-32 12 59

Centre ORSTOM; B.P. 1386, Dakar – Tel: 211-33 34 76

Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Protection de la Nature, des Bassins de rétention et des Lacs artificiels; B.P. 15 532 Dakar-Fann - Tel: + 221-3382-58066/67

Sierra Leone

Njala University College

Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Yuoyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown

Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI)

Land and Water Development Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources; P.O. Box 187, Freetown

Seychelles

None

Slovakia

Research Institute for Soil Science and Conservation (Pôdny portál)

Slovenia

Slovenian Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment

Somalia

None

South Africa

Institute for Soil Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW), Agricultural Research Council

South Korea

National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA; Suwon 

South Sudan

None

Spain

Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS)

Sudan 

Land and Water Research Centre; P.O.Box 388 Wad Medani – Tel: 249 51-43055

Department of Soils and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture-Shambat, Khartoum University; Khartoum – Tel: 249-11 43 38 04

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira; P.O. Box 20 Wad Medani

Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic University of Omdurman

Suriname

None

Swaziland

Agricultural Department, Ministry of Agriculture; P.O. Box 162, Mbabane – Tel: 268 42 73 1/8

University of Swaziland; P.O. Box Luyengo, M205 – Tel: 268-83021

Sweden

Soil Survey in Sweden, European Soil Bureau

Switzerland

Federal Office of Agriculture (FOAG)

Syria

None

T

Tajikistan

Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan; Dushanbe, 734 064 – Tel: (992 372) 35 35 66 

Tanzania

Agriculture Research Institute, Maingano; P/Bag Ngomeni, Tanga

Naliendele Agriculture Research Institute; P. O. Box 509, Mtwara

Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar-Es-Salaam

Thailand

Land Development Department

Togo

Instituts National des Sols (INS); B.P. 1026, Lomé – Tel: 228-25 30 26

Tonga

None

Tunisia

Direction des Sols, Ministère  de l'Agriculture; 17 Av Hédi Karai route Ariana 2049 – Tel: 216-1- 71.718.910

Turkey

Soil Geographical Database of Turkey at a Scale 1:1.000.000

Turkmenistan

None

U

Uganda

Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)

Department of Soil Science, Makerere University; P.O. Box 7062, Kampala – Tel: 256-54 07 07

Ukraine

None

United Arab Emirates

None 

United Kingdom (see England and Wales & Scotland)
United States of America

Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Uruguay

Direccíon General de Recursos Naturales Renovables,  Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca, República Oriental de Uruguay

Uzbekistan

None

V

Venezuela

None

Vietnam

None

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X

Y

Yemen

Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre, Agricultural Research and Extension Authority; Dhamar Yemen

Z

Zambia

Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)

School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zambia

Zimbabwe

Department of Research and Specialist Service, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute; P.O. Box CY 550, Causeway, Harare - Tel: 263-4-70 45 41/70 45 31

Soil Productivity Research Lab (SPRL), Department of Research and Specialist Service

Soil Testing Laboratory, Department of Water Development; Private Bag 7712, Causeway, Harare – Tel: 263-4860119/860055

Soil and Water Conservation, Branch Department of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services; P.O. Box CY 639, Causeway, Harare – Tel: 263-4 707311/794601