Honored for protecting the health of the soil

In addition to his recent United Nations Food Summit appointment, Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources, also recently received the dual titles of IICA Chair in Soil Science and IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues from the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture.

The soil science title, an IICA press release said, recognizes Lal’s contributions to and research on protecting the health of the soil, which is “essential for agriculture, food security, and the health of all living beings.”

Read more. Watch the ceremony in the video above.

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