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GLOSOLAN - The Global Soil Laboratory Network

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Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly – Sixth Session
11 – 13 June
Nopmanee Suvannang

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GLOSOLAN - The Global Soil Laboratory Network

  1. 1. Mrs. Nopmanee Suvannang, GLOSOLAN Chair
  2. 2. Outcomes of the 5th GSP Plenary Assembly Endorsement of Pillar 5 Implementation Plan and support to its execution, including the establishment of regional and a Global Soil Laboratory Network
  3. 3. + 7 Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs)
  4. 4. Why should countries join GLOSOLAN and RESOLANs? Remember that most soil characterizations & recommendations are based on… Soil analytical results!
  5. 5. When sending a same soil sample to any soil lab…
  6. 6. When sending a same soil sample to any soil lab… …your expectation is to get the same result (+/- uncertainty)
  7. 7. When sending a same soil sample to any soil lab… …and to obtain the same soil classification or provide similar recommendations, etc.
  8. 8. In reality… Large differences are observed between laboratories (even for something as simple as pH)
  9. 9. P Laboratory (confidential code) pH Laboratory (confidential code) Example provided by SEALNET 2.0 (ring test, South-East Asia)
  10. 10. In conclusion, if you send the same soil sample to different labs…
  11. 11. In conclusion, if you send the same soil sample to different labs… Sometimes you get different results and conclusions
  12. 12. In conclusion, if you send the same soil sample to different labs… But which laboratory is right ?
  13. 13. To help answering this question, GLOSOLAN was launched on 1-2 November 2017 Main goals of GLOSOLAN: -To strengthen the performance of laboratories towards the development of standards -To harmonize soil analyses in order to make soil information across laboratories, countries and regions comparable and interpretable Overall, GLOSOLAN will help achieve the objectives of the 5 Pillars of Action of the GSP
  14. 14. Identify research gaps e.g. which promising methods require refinement and further development? Area for investment, technical cooperation, extension services Provision of reliable data to support the establishment of the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) Improve the basis for decision making regarding e.g. soil fertility, SOC management
  15. 15. Chair Mrs. Nopmanee Suvannang (Thailand) Vice-Chair Mr. Vinod Bhanooduth Lalljee (Mauritius) Working Group Mrs. Floria Bertsch (Costa Rica) Mrs. Rosa Cuevas (Mexico) Mr. Nicolas Proix (France) Mr. Maksym Solokha (Ukraine) Ms. Olga Yakimenko (Russia) The working group is open to further members GLOSOLAN’s governance
  16. 16. First GLOSOLAN meeting: Roadmap and main decisions Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed!
  17. 17. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Survey participation: -73 questions divided in 10 thematic areas -300 submitted responses on 30 March 2018 (112 were complete and used for the evaluation) -732 views Executed!
  18. 18. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Executed! Survey evaluation Underway Main findings – General information on the laboratory - staff < 50 % have formal education for analysis or soil analysis.
  19. 19. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Executed! Survey evaluation Underway - Building and equipment 30 % of the labs don’t have special room for soil preparation. ( risk of contamination by soil dust) Main findings – General information on the laboratory
  20. 20. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Executed! Survey evaluation Underway Main findings – Analyses & Details of the procedures Procedures are highly variable from one lab to another
  21. 21. Example from pH • Different stirring time • Different resting time • Different probe position
  22. 22. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Executed! Survey evaluation Underway Main findings – Control of the quality of the data 1. Inside a single lab 2. Between labs in different countries and regions
  23. 23. 1. Inside a single lab 25 % labs do not use quality control samples quite threatening because we know that errors cannot be avoided… For the labs using QC samples: 40 % use only 1 sample/batch which is not enough to make conclusions on the quality of the analysis. Answer option RESOLAN-Africa SEALNET LATSOLAN RESOLAN-Europe RESOLAN-NENA Global Yes 71% 72% 88% 88% 83% 83% No 29% 28% 13% 12% 17% 17% Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  24. 24. This is a significant amount of laboratories Main findings – Control of the quality of the data
  25. 25. 2. Between labs in different countries and regions < 50 % labs participates in an international ring test harmonization of the results is not possible
  26. 26. Action Status Finalize the list of labs in GLOSOLAN Due on December 2017 Executed! Online survey (lab characteristics) Executed! Survey evaluation Underway In conclusion There is a dramatic need to develop a Quality Control and Accreditation system.
  27. 27. Action Status Support the establishment of RESOLANs • Asia (SEALNET) 20-24 November 2017 Chair: Mr. Jamyang, Bhutan • South America + Central America and the Caribbean (LATSOLAN): 1-3 March 2018 Chair: Mrs. Floria Bertsch, Costa Rica
  28. 28. Action Status Support the establishment of RESOLANs • Undergoing: • Europe and Eurasia (EUROSOLAN?) • Near East and North Africa • Africa • North America • Pacific
  29. 29. Action Status Concept Note to launch an international ring test (collaboration with WEPAL) Underway Regional ring tests are undergoing in Latin America and Asia – RESOLANs: oNeed for support to exchanging soil samples for research purposes under GLOSOLAN Report from GLOSOLAN chair during the Plenary Concept Note for a ‘Best practices manual’ Executed! Submitted!
  30. 30. Despite multiple existing guidelines and handbooks, the variability of methods, machinery and analytical quality is immense. Pillar 5 – Harmonization – foresees the development of a best practices guideline. • a compendium of different manuals, one for each parameter and laboratory operation, allows for the best flexible approach • the collection of manuals could grow over time, depending on the time for review, time for allowing input by regional partners, and other aspects • In specific cases, regional specifics could also be highlighted, or even summarized in annexes or different volumes. link to the work done by the Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs) in term of regional harmonization of the procedures to assess soil nutrient parameters.
  31. 31. To disseminate the knowledge collected in the manuals, it is proposed that each RESOLAN select one laboratory that will be called a ‘Regional Reference Center (RRC). - to provide regional and international trainings (CAPACITY BUILDING) - to facilitate standardization and harmonization of the methods within and between regions (also exchange programmes) - to facilitate the execution of activities in GLOSOLAN as needed
  32. 32. activities WITHIN Regions Regional Reference Centers (RRC).
  33. 33. Regional Reference Centers (RRC) activities BETWEEN Regions
  34. 34. Regional Reference Centers (RRC) Ring test = same soil to different labs… BETWEEN Regionsactivities BETWEEN Regions
  35. 35. Estimated required budget USD 500 000 to - Write and publish the manuals - Build the capacity of RRC - Organize regional trainings in the RRCs
  36. 36. Roadmap and main decisions: Action Status Develop an agenda for a second meeting with an operational focus in October/November 2018. - Ring test - Data policy - Standard Operational Procedures - Lab accreditation - New innovation techniques Undergoing: inputs for discussion at the next meeting are being collected
  37. 37. The Regional Soil Laboratory Network for Asia (SEALNET) Mrs. Nopmanee Suvannang GLOSOLAN Chair
  38. 38. Establishment of SEALNET 20-25 November 2017 • Appointment of Chair and Co-Chair Appointed on 20-25 Nov 2017 • Establishment of the working group Established on 20-25 Nov 2017 • Agree on the objectives of SEALNET Agreed upon on 20-25 Nov 2017 • Set up of the Roadmap for 2018 Set up on 20-25 Nov 2017 All participating countries decided to join SEALNET
  39. 39. Internal & External quality assessment • Writing of “Guidelines for implementing good laboratory practices and quality management in soil laboratories • Internal quality assessment • Ring test on agreed upon soil parameters (using agreed upon methods) Draft under preparation Due in July 2018 Data results due in July 2018 Results’ analysis due in September 2018 • pH in water (method: 1:2.5, unit of measure: N/A); • Organic carbon (method: Walkley & Black, unit of measure: %C airdry) • Exchangeable potassium (method: Ammonium acetate, unit of measure: cmolc K/kg or mg K/kg airdry) • Available phosphorus (method: Olsen, unit of measure: mg P/kg airdry) Working group for SEALNET to develop Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for the 4 parameters listed above First draft to be delivered on: August 2018 Internal revision: August – September 2018 Final draft: end of September 2018 Endorsement at 2nd SEALNET meeting
  40. 40. Topics for discussion at the second SEALNET meeting (Bhopal, India, 19-23 November 2018) o Review of the ring test results; o Review of the internal quality control assessment; o Review and endorsement of the SOPs for pH in water, organic carbon, exchangeable potassium and available phosphorus; and o Identification of new soil parameters to develop SOPs on
  41. 41. By Floria Bertsch The Regional Soil Laboratory Network for Latin America (LATSOLAN)
  42. 42. Launch of the Latin American Soil Laboratories Network March 1-3, 2018
  43. 43. México Guatemala El Salvador * Honduras * Nicaragua * Costa Rica Panamá RepDominicana Jamaica Haití Cuba * Colombia Venezuela Ecuador Perú Bolivia Brasil Paraguay Uruguay Chile Argentina Costa Rica *in inclusion process
  44. 44. • National Reference Lab are identified in almost every country of the region • There is a detailed diagnosis of 16 labs present in México • A Directive Group was established • A Whatsapp group was established among all the members ADVANCES MAIN ACHIEVEMENT •First round of “Ring Test” was established
  45. 45. CHARACTERISTICS OF “Ring Test” ESTABLISHED  3 samples of 250 g each (Special letter for the phytosanitary control offices of each country allowed the entry of 100% of the samples without problem) Soil parameters to evaluate: pH Total Carbon and Total Organic Carbon Oxydized Organic Carbon, (Walkley & Black) Total Nitrogen, (Kjeldahl y Dumas) Exchangeable Ca-Mg-K, (Ammonium acetate) Two protocols: Lab routine Consensus protocols (SOPs)
  46. 46. CALENDAR FOR FUTURES ACTIVITIES: •Samples are in the countries since March •Labs are doing lab routine process •During June SOPs will be send •June 30, Round 1 will begin •July 31, Round 1 will finish •Sep 15, Results of Round 1 will be send by Ring Test Coordinator (A Guerrero) • August 12-17, presentation of GLOSOLAN and RESOLANs at the World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) • Next meeting of LATSOLAN will happen during the next Latin American Congress of Soil Science in Uruguay, 2019
  47. 47. Conclusions If you want to get good quality data, there is the need to invest in GLOSOLAN and RESOLANs’ activities: -Need to spread the voice on the network (experts to contribute); -Need for laboratories to join network’s activities; -Need to ease the distribution to soil samples for the ring test; -Need to mobilize financial resources to implement network’s activities.
  48. 48. Ring test: the highest priority because… It will never be possible to have one standard For >100 years : - meter/hectares/grammes/liter are standards, but miles/acres/pounds/gallons are still used… - all countries have electricity, but they are still 12 standards for the plugs.
  49. 49. Ring test: the highest priority because… It will never be possible to have one standard For >100 years : meter/hectares/grammes/liter are standards, but miles/acres/pounds/gallons are still used… all countries have electricity but they are still 12 standards for the plugs. harmonization
  50. 50. Regional Reference Centers (RRC). With minimal financial investment we can improve the quality of soil data & we can also monitor annually this lab improvement. needs financial support..

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