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  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) Network of International soil and water conservation specialists who are compiling a detailed database on the advantages and disadvantages of particular conservation approaches and why they have been adopted or rejected by local users.
  • The Global Network on Integrated Soil Management for Sustainable Use of Salt Affected Soils In the light of the related requirements for FAO's assistance to member governments one of FAO's technical cooperation efforts is the establishment of this ongoing Global Network on Integrated Soil Management for Sustainable Use of Salt Affected Soils. Presently 18 countries are participating in the Network from different regions in the world. Collaborative projects have been initiated with national institutes in these countries to develop management practices for sustainable use of salt affected soils. The Network addresses a wide range of situations such as salinity of swamps and coastal lands, salinity due to intrusion of sea water, salinity due to soil and water mismanagement, and irrigation with saline water. Many success stories were achieved where the locally adopted soil management technologies were widely applied by farmers through Network efforts. The use of several salt tolerant plants were demonstrated in various countries and in desert areas where saline groundwater was applied for irrigation.





FAO (Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Rome,Italy. (http://www.fao.org/)

IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences), Vienna Austria. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IGBP-DIS (International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme-Data Information Syst). (http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/)

IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), Washington, USA. (http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri)

IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Rome, Italy. (http://www.ifad.org/)

ITC (International Training Centre), Enschede, The Netherlands. (http://www.itc.nl/)

ISRIC (International Soil Resource Information Centre)-The Netherlands. (http://www.isric.nl/)

World Soil Resources Group, USDA, USA


AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), Bangkok, Thailand. (http://www.ait.ac.th/)

ICIMOD (International Centre for Mountain Development), Kathmandu, Nepal. (http://south-asia.com/icimod.htm)

IBSRAM, Bangkok, Thailand. (http://www.ibsram.org/)

National (Alphabetically by country)

CSIRO, Land and Water Division, Australia. (http://www.clw.csiro.au/)

Australian Council for International Agricultural Research, Australia. (http://www.aciar.gov.au/)

BARC (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute), Dhaka, Bangladesh. (http://www.citechco.net/barc)

Academia Sinica, Institute of Soil Science, Nanjing, China. (http://www.issas.ac.cn/)

National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land-use planning, Nagpur, India

Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops, Republic of Indonesia (http://mofrinet.cbn.net.id/)

Centre for Soil and Agroclimatic Research, Indonesia

MARDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (http://www.mardi.my/)

Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Manila, The Philippines

NW Watershed Research Centre USDA/ARS USA

Institute for Soils and Fertilizers, Hanoi, Viet Nam



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