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Pedro A. Sanchez - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Pedro A. Sanchez Pedro A. Sanchez

Research Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Pedro Sanchez studies how soils in tropical regions can be managed and improved to increase food production.


Born and raised in Cuba, Pedro A. Sanchez studies how soils in tropical regions can be managed and improved to increase food production in these parts of the world while also conserving the environment. Pedro has worked in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa both as research with universities and international projects. His work has influenced research in agronomy, ecology, and changed the way technology is used to increase food production.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Pesticide and Waste Management

Latin American Studies

World Hunger

Food Security

Tropical Soils

Articles (3)

Agricultural productivity must improve in sub-Saharan Africa


Thomas S Jayne and Pedro A Sanchez


In the first two decades of the 21st century, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has changed rapidly for the better in many ways, counter to many outdated narratives. Many of these improvements—including those in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, poverty rates, health, life expectancy, education, and agriculture—have been mutually reinforcing (1, 2).

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Special Session Symposium--Grand Soil Challenges Across Latitudes

SSSA International Soils Meeting

William L Pan and Pedro A Sanchez


Tackling this meeting's theme, this symposium will provide a global view of the major challenges soils face at boreal, humid temperate, arid temperate and tropical latitudes. The grand challenges identified by the Soil Science Society of America are summarized in one sentence: “Optimizing soil ecosystem services for greater food and energy security, water quality, and adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.”

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Phosphorus: The Wicked Nutrient in Soil Management

SSSA International Soils Meeting

Pedro A Sanchez


Phosphorus management in soils remains a wicked problem (one that is resistant to resolution) because of many complex characteristics. The P cycle involves both organic and inorganic stocks, unlike the N cycle, which has only organic stocks, and the K cycle, where all the stocks are inorganic.

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Languages (1)

  • English