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CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Soil health

Soil health

CIFOR-ICRAF is providing robust and actionable research on soil and land health, with a focus on soils’ ability to sequester carbon, store and regulate water and nutrients, and provide ecosystem services.

Healthy soil is the foundation for functioning ecosystems including sustainable agricultural systems, rangelands, wetlands, peatlands and forests. Consequently, healthy soil is fundamental if we are to achieve land-based ecosystem restoration.

CIFOR-ICRAF’s state-of-the art soil spectroscopy lab and global database of ecosystem health indicators are one of the world’s best tools for large scale and accurate soil analytics. By conducting multi-scale assessments of land and soil health across landscapes, we are able to provide analysis at the farm, landscape and global levels. Providing robust and actionable scientific data and analysis and capacity development, our evidence draws links between soil health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity to inform policies and investment at multiple scales.

Learn more about our works on soil and land health and our state-of-the-art Soil-Plant Spectral Diagnostics Lab.

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