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Item 2. The added value of GLOSOLAN

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The II meeting of the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN), 28 - 30 November 2018, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Rosa Cuevas Corona, GSP FAO

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Item 2. The added value of GLOSOLAN

  1. 1. Ms. Rosa Cuevas, GSP Chair for Pillar 5 Ms. Lucrezia Caon, GLOSOLAN coordinator Item 2: The added value of GLOSOLAN
  2. 2. We need to have a clear idea of what we want to achieve and WHY This exercise will help: - The establishment of GLOSOLAN/RESOLANs/national soil laboratory networks - Individual laboratories to justify their commitment and investment in implementing GLOSOLAN’s activities - Mobilizing financial resources
  3. 3. GLOSOLAN’s objectives why are we here? • 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 Are these objectives comprehensive and sufficient?
  4. 4. Impacts of GLOSOLAN Going beyond laboratory’s practices… What can GLOSOLAN activities contribute to?
  5. 5. Pillar 1: Promote sustainable management of soil resources for soil protection, conservation and sustainable productivity Pillar 2: Encourage investment, technical cooperation, policy, education, awareness and extension in soil Pillar 3: Promote targeted soil research and development focusing on identified gaps, priorities and synergies with related productive, environmental and social development actions Pillar 4: Information and Data Pillar 5: Harmonization of methods, measurements and indicator for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources
  6. 6. Identify research gapse.g. which promising methods require refinement and furtherdevelopment? Area for investment, technical cooperation, extension services Provision of reliabledata to support the establishment of the Global Soil Information System(GLOSIS) Improve the basisfor decision making regarding e.g.soil fertility, SOCmanagement
  7. 7. Impacts of GLOSOLAN GLOSOLAN can contribute to: • Improve the basis for decision making on the field (e.g. soil fertility, SOC management) and at the political level • Raise awareness on the need to invest on the protection and sustainable management of soil resources (link to investment, technical and scientific cooperation, extension services and education) • Identify research gaps e.g. which promising methods require refinement and further development? • Provide reliable data to support the establishment of the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) and populate SoilSTAT • What else?
  8. 8. Indicators How can we assess the performance of GLOSOLAN? • E.g. Number of registered laboratories, number of SOPs developed under GLOSOLAN, number of SOPs implemented…
  9. 9. Thanks for your attention

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