Global Soil Partnership

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is a globally recognized mechanism established in 2012. Our mission is to position soils in the Global Agenda through collective action. Our key objectives care to promote Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) and improve soil governance to guarantee healthy and productive soils, and support the provision of essential ecosystem services towards food security and improved nutrition, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable development. The GSP is an open, interactive, responsive and voluntary partnership which includes FAO Member countries and GSP partners - Governmental Organizations, Universities, Civil institutions, Research centers, Soil science societies, UN agencies, NGOs, Private companies, Farmer associations, Donors. Read more. Contact the GSP Secretariat at [email protected].

Areas of work 

Technical networks

In action

Keep soil alive

World Soil Day 2020

Keep soil alive for biodiversity


Soil legislation search engine


Soil Doctors

Farmer-to-farmer programme

Salinity mapping

Global soil salinity map

Expected release: December 2020

Global soil salinity trainings

Capacity development



Recarbonization of global soils

News and events




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