The purpose of ISCO is to advocate for the sustainable, productive, and efficient use of soil and water resources.  It does so through improved understanding of natural resource management issues and enhanced communication among participants in its meetings and with others with similar concerns and commitments.  A primary feature of ISCO is the rather “informal” structure whereby no official “Constitution,” “Bylaws,” or membership fees are formulated or enacted.  The primary responsibility for the Organization resides with the country, institutions, and individuals (including the chief host designated as the current “President”) who host and organize the meetings.  ISCO has thrived and continues to grow with this format.

International Soil Conservation Organization



Santiago, Chili

November, 2009

Advocating the conservation of soil and water for humans, plants, and animals.