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Pedro Antonio Sanchez

Title Adjunct Professor
Affiliation/Department Senior Research Scientist and Director of Tropical Agriculture, Earth Institute
Telephone 845-365-8330
email sanchez@iri.columbia.edu
Professional degree Ph.D. Soil Science 1968 Cornell University
Research Keywords Pedro Sanchez' professional career has been dedicated to improving the management of tropical soils through integrated natural resource management approaches to achieve food security and reduce rural poverty while protecting and enhancing the environment.
Research Description Sanchez is author of Properties and Management of Soils of the Tropics (rated among the top 10 best-selling books in soil science worldwide), and author of over 200 scientific publications. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He has received decorations from the governments of Colombia and Peru and was awarded the International Soil Science Award, the International Service in Agronomy Award and the Crop Science Society of America Presidential Award. In February 2001 the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium awarded him a Doctor Honoris Causa degree for his work on tropical soils in Africa. In August 2001 Sanchez was anointed a Luo Elder with the name of Odera Kang'o by the Luo community of Western Kenya, in recognition for his assistance in eliminating hunger from many villages in the region. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Guelph, Canada in July, 2004.
Representative Publications Sanchez, P. A. 2002. Soil fertility and hunger in Africa. Science 295: 2019 - 2020.

Izac, A-M. N. and P. A. Sanchez. 2001. Towards a natural resource management research paradigm: an example of agroforestry research. Agricultural Systems 69: 5 - 25.

Sanchez, P. A., B. Jama, A. I. Niang and C. A. Palm. 2001. Soil fertility, small-farm intensification and the environment in Africa. In D. R. Lee and C. B. Barrett (eds.): Tradeoffs or synergies? Agricultural intensification, economic development and the environment, pp. 325 - 344. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.

Sanchez, P. A. 2000. Linking climate change research with food security and poverty reduction in the topics. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 82: 371 - 383.

Sanchez, P. A. 1999. Delivering on the promise of agroforestry. Environment, Development and Sustainability 1: 275 284.