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International Soil Conservation Organization

Welcome to ISCO

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

The purpose of the International Soil Conservation Organization is to advocate for the sustainable, productive, and efficient use of soil and water resources. It does so through communication among participants in its meetings, the goal of which is to improve understanding of natural resource management issues. A primary feature of ISCO is the "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.