Region 7's Soils Lab now a member of FAO's global network

Created on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The Regional Soils Laboratory (RSL) of the Department of Agriculture-Central Visayas (DA-7) is now an official member of the Global Soils Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

This, after GLOSOLAN granted the DA-7's RSL with the certificate of registration last July 14,2020 which was signed by the Director of the Land and Water Division of the FAO.
According to the FAO website, GLOSOLAN was established in 2017 to build and strengthen the capacity of laboratories in soil analysis and to respond to the need for harmonizing soil analytical data in order to provide reliable and comparable information between countries and projects; allow the generation of new harmonized soil data sets; and support evidence-based decision making.
RSL staff and Regional Focal on Soil Health Assessment Jerame Calapre said that being a member of the GLOSOLAN, the office particularly the soils laboratory will gain benefits as the network will help facilitate for the upgrading of the laboratory equipment. It will also provide laboratory personnel with updated trainings and seminars to equip them on updated soil methods and testings that are internationally accepted.
"We (RSL in all regions) were encouraged by the Bureau of Soils and Management (BSWM) to join in the network (GLOSOLAN) because of the mentioned benefits and we are fortunate that our RSL was given the registration", Calapre said.

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