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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.



Quatre voies par lesquelles les légumineuses nourrissent les sols qui nous nourrissent

Qu’il s’agisse des haricots, lentilles, pois chiches et petits pois que nous connaissons tous ou de variétés moins connues comme le lupin ou le haricot adzuki, les légumineuses sont porteuses de multiples bienfaits pour la santé des sols et contribuent à une alimentation saine.


The International Year of Soils 2015, declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, triggered tremendous growth in public and political interest in soils, with new information about soil health and sustainable management emerging at an ever-increasing rate from the research community. One of the major contributors to the success of the International Year of Soils was the release of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report on World Soil Day 2015.


On 17 January 2024, the International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP) marked an important milestone by conducting its first working group (WG) session of 2024, focusing on sustainable soil management. The meeting was held online via Zoom, and was attended by 108 participants. The purpose of this session was to launch the activities of the Remediation WG defined during the network’s annual meeting in June 2023. To learn about the WG objectives and activities, details can be accessed here.