Research that contributes to well-structured and biologically active, or ‘healthy,’ soils is vital for achieving key development goals, including stronger food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and enhanced ecosystem services.
CIAT is expanding its soil research globally to alleviate land degradation, reduce hunger through the sustainable intensification of agricultural production, and make agriculture more climate smart in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Toward these ends, CIAT soil scientists work across scales – from fields to landscapes – to create new tools and knowledge.
CIAT’s growing team of soil scientists cultivates public and private sector partnerships focused on sustaining soil fertility through approaches such as conservation agriculture. The team also conducts research on soil management practices that contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation. In addition, our research pursues ecosystem services approaches to promote sustainable intensification of food production, with a strategic focus on rainfed farming landscapes.
Find out more about CIAT soils research:
- About CIAT Soils Research
- Soils projects on Land Degradation , Sustainable Intensification and, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
- How our work contributes to the CGIAR Research Programs
The Soils Blog is written by members of CIAT’s Soils Research Area, an interdisciplinary group conducting cross-cutting research that is central to CIAT’s mission of combating hunger and poverty by making agriculture more eco-efficient. The blog’s purpose is to foster discussion and networking in soils research by providing a space where scientists, development professionals, and others can have forward-looking and solution-oriented discussions, share opinions, and propose new ideas. We invite you to join in.
The CIAT Soils Blog welcomes posts from guest authors on relevant topics. You may email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.