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.
IICA and CMASC / OHIO.
IICA DCT and CMASC / OHIO.
Measuring and Monitoring SOC.
Soil Policies and Regulations.
Best Management Practices.
- Mechanisms for Technical Cooperation;
- National Agencies;
- R&D Centers and Technological Institutions;
- Institutions and other partners aligned with the initiative.
Figure: Governance of the Living Soils of the Americas Initiative
Levels of governance:
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.
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.
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.