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The Agricultural Research Council (CRA) is a National Research Organization which operates under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, with general scientific competence within the fields of agriculture, agro-industry, food, fisheries and forestry. It has 40 Research Centre/Research Units all over Italy, and it’s organized in four Departments: 1. Vegetal Biology and Production; 2.Animal Biology and Production; 3. Transformation and valorization of Agro-Industrial Products; 4. Agronomy, Forestry and Land Use. The Research Centre for the Soil/Plant System (CRA-RPS) of Rome is involved in the following research fields: Development of techniques improving plant growth, nitrogen nutrition and agricultural production; improvement of the qualitative characteristics of agricultural products; the strategic importance of the soil for the environmental sustainability: soil-water functions, applied pedology, GIS models, remote sensing soil and environmental monitoring. The Centre supports the Ministry of Agriculture in the revision of the legislation related to soil, through the extension of official methods of analysis (chemical, physical, microbiological, mineralogical, biochemical) and land evaluation. CRA-RPS has been involved in 36 research projects, both national and international.