Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute (TSBF-CIAT)

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1984, as the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme within U-XE4637 - International Centre for Tropical Agriculture. Current name adopted in Dec 2001 when agreement between CIAT and the TSBF Programme led to the latter becoming an institute of CIAT. Also referred to as TSBF Institute. Ceased to exist prior to 2015.


Strengthen national and international capacity to manage tropical ecosystems sustainably for human well-being, with a particular focus on soil, biodiversity and primary production; reduce hunger and poverty in the tropics through scientific research leading to new technology and knowledge; ensure environmental sustainability through research on the biology and fertility of tropical soils, targeted interventions, building scientific capability and contributions to policy.


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Board of Management of 12 members, including Chair and Vice Chair. Director reports to CIAT Director General. Directorate located at 'World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)' in Nairobi (Kenya). Networks (3): U-XJ3026 - African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet); Manejo Integrado de Suelos (MIS); South Asian Regional Network (SARNet). Staff located in head offices in Nairobi and Cali (Colombia); also scientists in Kampala (Uganda), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Tegucigalpa (Honduras).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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