Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal is a soil scientist at Ohio State University.[12]He specializes in soil science.[1]He is a member of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and the International Union of Soil Sciences.[34]Lal won the Japan Prize and the World Agriculture Prize.[56]

Prof Lal was born in Karyal, Punjab, which is now in Pakistan.[7]Lal is also the director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center in CFAES' School of Environment and Natural Resources .[8]The experimental site, which Lal started in 1997 and continues to use today, has three main plots.[8]Among top international awards Lal has received are the IPCC – 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Certificate and the von Liebig Award.[9]Lal also received the Glinka World Soil Prize from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.[10]Starting his research on the use of no-till systems in 1970, Lal evaluated their effect on water runoff, soil erosion, structural stability, water infiltration rate and conservation.[11]

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Renowned soil scientist Rattan Lal delivers online lecture at SKUAST-K

Internationally renowned soil scientist and 2020 World Food Prize winner, Dr Rattan Lal, delivered an online lecture on ‘Soil Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture Production System’ at Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Sciences and Technology, Kashmir. Dr Lal’s lecture was part of SKUAST-K’s 10-day soil conservation programme, ‘Soil Biodiversity for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Functioning’ conducted under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project to commemorate World Soil Day.[25]


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Focus on lifting India's smallholder farmers out of poverty at webinar

Dr Simon Groot, the founder of East-West Seed, laid the Dutch vegetable seed industry's foundation. He was awarded the World Food Prize in 2019. Dr Rattan Lal, an awardee of the World Food Prize in 2020, serves as Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University. Dr Surinder Vasal is a distinguished scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico, and an awardee of the World Food Prize in 2000.[27]


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Commemorating “World Soil Day” in Costa Rica

On the occasion of “World Soil Day”, which is celebrated every December 5, Costa Rica joined, along with 10 other nations, the initiative “Living Soils of the Americas”, which is led by the Nobel Prize winner of Peace Rattan Lal. What does the Project consist of ? The program consists of technical cooperation between experts, governments, international organizations, universities and the private sector to stop processes of land and agricultural degradation that deplete soil organic matter.[32]


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    Rattan Lal gets Glinka World Soil Prize2018-12-06
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    Ohio State just got a half-million-dollar gift - from one of its professors2019-04-22