Santa Fe Soil Observatory

The Santa Fe Soil Observatory is an inter-institutional and interdisciplinary space created by the Ministry of Production at the end of 2018, with the participation of public organizations, civil society and private actors related to the agricultural sector. Research organizations such as the Faculties of Agronomy of Rosario and Esperanza, INTA, the College of Agricultural Engineers and other entities belonging to the sector also participate. It is a strategic tool of the provincial government, which through participatory management, seeks to address the challenges of production, climate and sustainability in the region. Through this Observatory, the Government of Santa Fe proposes to preserve agrarian soils, promote conservation practices and facilitate the development of a Sustainable Management Program based on the Law of Soil Conservation and Management. During the first quarter of 2019, workshops were held to sensitize, analyze and validate the proposal being worked on within the Observatory.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
civil society private stakeholders  
democratic innovation yields a binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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