Welcome to the Terra Preta Program!!
The Terra Preta Program started in January 2010. It is a 5-year long international and interdisciplinary program focussing on anthropogenic soils (also known as "terra preta") that are found in the Amazon basin. The basic idea of the program is very well summarized in the program's full name:
"Terra Preta do Indio ─ Recovering the Past, Regaining the Future of Amazonian Dark Earths"
In this webpage you will find information about our program, the research topics on which we are focussing, as well as general information on terra preta.
This program is being funded by the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund (INREF) of Wageningen University.
Visit us regularly to keep informed of our progress!!