Welcome to the FAO’s soil biodiversity web site.
Soil is one of the most fundamental and precious resources on the planet and the organisms which live in soil are essential to our well being. Although most of the organisms are invisible to the naked eye, they all contribute to keeping our soil healthy and in sustaining our lives. The activity below the soil surface has a tremendous impact - from the growth of plants, to the production of food, feed and fiber, to clean water and climate change. We must protect the living soil to ensure our future.
This web site gives an introduction to soil biodiversity. It explains why it is important and can be used as a resource for information on soil biodiversity.