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Seventh Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly

The 7th Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly will take place at FAO headquarters from 5 to 7 June

Over 300 people including delegates and members of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) are expected to attend the meeting. The Plenary Assembly is the decision-making body of the Global Soil Partnership, it is where GSP partners review and prioritize GSP actions, making important decisions about the global soil agenda. However, the meeting and its side events are also open to external stakeholders and all FAO staff!


What’s on the agenda?

There is a lot to discuss this year including important initiatives like the development of National Soil Partnerships and updates on many GSP areas of work including soil organic carbon, soil pollution, soil erosion, the Global Soil Information System, implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM) and the International Code of Conduct for the sustainable use and management of fertilizers. This year’s agenda includes the following items:

  • Overall performance of the Global Soil Partnership
  • Work of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel of Soils (ITPS)
  • Progress under the GSP Pillars including the development/execution of implementation plans
  • Report on Regional Soil Partnerships
  • Soil activities of other initiatives/ partners

All sessions will take place in the Green Room (Building A, first floor).

Side events

This year the GSP issued a call for side events to bring in perspectives from external stakeholders who are working on the promotion of Sustainable Soil Management. The following side event was selected:

Biosaline agriculture as an approach for combating salinity

organized by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture) 

5 June 2019, 12:00 - 13:30 | German room C269

Agenda here

What is the Global Soil Partnership?

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is a globally recognized mechanism established in 2012. Its mission is to position soils in the Global Agenda through collective action.  The GSP’s key objectives are to promote Sustainable Soil Management 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.

Read more about the agenda items, official documents are available here

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