The Latin American School of Soil Physics (ELAFIS) has been organized since 1986 in several Latin American Countries (Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, México, Ecuador). These Schools emerged as a prolongation of the Soil Physics College that used to take place in ICTP, Trieste, Italy biennially since 1983. The Latin American School made it possible for professionals and students from Latin America to receive the most modern knowledge in Soil Physics through prestigious professors and researchers from different countries in the world. Lectures are given in English, Spanish and some in Portuguese. The active involvement of the participants in giving presentations (and posters) about their own research is strongly encouraged and emphasized.

The 2015 version of ELAFIS focused specifically on “Applications for precision agriculture, land degradation and extreme climate events (drought, frost) assessment", and was held in February 2015 in Ayacucho, Peru. The specific focus of ELAFIS 2015 was targeted on:

  • Teledetection: remote sensing
  • Land use
  • Land degradation: degradation of biodiversity, soil degradation
  • Climate change: climate impact
  • Soil Physical properties and processes

ELAFIS report

The report of the ELAFIS 2015 can be downloaded here (in Spanish).

MWAR LAC - Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean