Our Work

Living Soils of the Americas is an initiative led by IICA (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) and the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC) of Ohio State University (USA).

Represented 
by 
Prof. Rattan Lal, who is a Goodwill Ambassador and IICA Chair in Soil Sciences. He was also winner of the World Food Prize 2020 and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of which he was a member. 

STRATEGIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Public and Private Sectors; Cooperatives; Civil Society; Organizations.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

IICA and CMASC / OHIO.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT:

IICA DCT and CMASC / OHIO.

IICA OFFICES

- Andean;
- Caribbean;

- Central;
- Northern;

- Southern.

COMPONENT 1

Measuring and Monitoring SOC.

COMPONENT 2

Soil Policies and Regulations.

COMPONENT 3

Best Management Practices.

EXPERTS

- Universities;

- Mechanisms for Technical Cooperation;

- National Agencies;

- R&D Centers and Technological Institutions;

- Others

EXTERNAL PARTNERS

- Institutions and other partners aligned with the initiative.

Figure: Governance of the Living Soils of the Americas Initiative

Levels of governance:

 

Executive
Committee

  • Oversee the operations and activities of the initiative and provide guidance to the Executive Secretariat, which will implement it; 

 

  • Contribute to key strategic documents (framework, work plan, documents, proposals); 

 

  • Catalyze the initiative, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of its planning and operation. It will act under the direction of the Institute and the CMASC.

Strategic
Advisory
Committee

  • Validate and oversee the overall direction of LiSAm;

  • Guide and orient the implementation and outcomes of LiSAm;

  • Provide strategic and technical advice to create synergies with other ongoing efforts.

*This will be led by the Executive Committee, with the participation of the private sector and those who support the initiative.

Executive
Secretariat

  • Act as technical secretariat for the actions proposed by the Executive Board.

 

  • Coordinate relations with other partners and ongoing initiatives and with IICA representations. 

 

  • Execute the activities of the initiative and co-direct actions in the countries. 

 

*This will be led by the Directorate of Technical Cooperation.