IUSS Conference on Soil Functions and Climate Change, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany , 23-26 September 2015

This International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) conference, which is organized under the auspices of the International Year of Soils 2015 and the 350th Anniversary of the Christian Albrechts University, will address the broad question: ‘Do we underestimate the consequences of new disequilibria in soil properties?‘. Titled SUSTAIN, the conference aims to increase understanding of […]

Farming Matters – Soils for life

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The March 2015 issue of Farming Matters magazine talks about the experiences of farmers who are working successfully, together with others, to improve the health of their soil and their lives. There is an array of stories about how  healthy soils increase farmers’ autonomy and long-term productivity. Read the magazine: Soils for life

Soil Atlas of Africa created to help farmers, land managers

Soil Atlas of Africa

A tool to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand soil’s diversity and importance

Experiences from the field, learning from GEF projects

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A side event to share and reflect on the contributions of different components of biodiversity for food and agriculture to support food security and nutrition, sustainability and ecosystem services through the practical experiences obtained from global GEF agrobiodiversity projects supported by UNEP and FAO.

Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity.

Presentazione delle Linee Guida sulla Biodiversità agricola, Piano Nazionale sulla Biodiversità di interesse agricolo il 21 Novembre 2012 a Bologna

The Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity of interest to agriculture in Italy will be presented on 21 November in Bologna, Italy

The First Global Soil Week , 18-22 November 2012, Berlin, Germany

This event  will provide a platform to initiate follow-up actions on land and soil-related decisions made at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference and will take place within the framework of the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership. The First Global Soil Week offers a forum of interactive exchange and dialogue. Stakeholders from science, government, business and civil […]