Kate Negacz elected as vice-chair of INSAS

The International Network of Salt-Affected Soils (INSAS), launched in 2019, is a technical network of the FAO Global Soil Partnership. INSAS aims to facilitate the sustainable and productive use of salt-affected soils for the current and future generations.

05/07/2021 | 5:44 PM

Our colleague Dr Kate Negacz from IVM VU has been elected a vice-chair of the International Network of Salt-Affected Soils (INSAS) during the first meeting of the network which took place on 14 and 15 April 2021. She will support the governance of the network together with the chair Prof. Jorge Batlle-Sales from the University of Valencia and second vice-chair Dr. Meisam Rezaei from Soil and Water Research Institute, as well as the network’s coordinator Dr Maria Konyushkova.

INSAS brings together 600 experts to support and facilitate joint efforts towards the sustainable management of salt-affected soils for food security, agricultural sustainability, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The members contribute to four working groups focusing on assessment and mapping of salt-affected soils, sustainable management of salt-affected soils, salt-tolerant crops and halophytes, and integrated water management under saline/sodic conditions. 

To get to know more or join the network, please visit its website: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/insas