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Kazakhstan, the world’s ninth-largest country, covers an area of 2.72 million square kilometres. Soil health is crucial to the country’s agricultural sector, which has to meet global demands, but currently faces soil carbon loss and soil pollution. To promote soil health, increase soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks, and address soil pollution, the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership (GSP) has taken steps to introduce the Recarbonization of Global Agricultural Soils (RECSOIL) initiative in Kazakhstan. In collaboration with FAO Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Agriculture, the GSP has successfully taken steps towards soil recarbonization and soil pollution remediation through meetings clarifying key actors in soil research and management and Kazakhstan, bilateral discussions with government representatives, and holding two RECSOIL workshops to engage and identify project partners.



From January 16 to 18 January 2024, the International Network of Soil Biodiversity (NETSOB) of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) convened two significant gatherings: a virtual annual network meeting and a board workshop. These events attracted the interest of over 300 participants, signifying a robust interest in the preservation and understanding of soil biodiversity.



The Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) has initiated a Proficiency Test (PT) exercise for monitoring the accuracy and precision of soil analysis in Africa and the Near East and North Africa (NENA) regions. This quality control exercise aims to assess the performance of soil laboratories across Sub-Saharan Africa, Near East, and North Africa.


The Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) was established in 2017 under the FAO's Global Soil Partnership (GSP) to strengthen soil analytical capacity worldwide and harmonize laboratory protocols and standards.  The success of the network hinges on the active participation of member laboratories. Recognizing the need for coordinated efforts at the regional level, Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs) were introduced some years ago. These regional networks, 7 as of today, serve to facilitate coordination collaboration and communication among laboratories within a specific region, enhancing the overall efficiency of soil analysis procedures. At the country level, National Soil Laboratory Networks (NASOLANs) were also established to overcome language and cultural barriers, promote collaboration and address specific challenges to countries. Presently, there are over 30 NASOLANs established within the framework of GLOSOLAN.



Cuatro formas en que las legumbres nutren el suelo y el suelo nos alimenta a nosotros

Las legumbres —desde las más populares, como las lentejas, los garbanzos, las alubias y los guisantes, hasta las variedades menos conocidas como el tarhui y el adzuki— son capaces de mejorar la salud del suelo y la de nuestra dieta.