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Black soils are of particular global importance due to their relevance for food security and climate change mitigation. At the same time, their significant soil organic carbon (SOC) content makes them prone to severe degradation (as underlined in the Status of the World’s Soil Resources report). 

20-09-2017

New FAO/GSP project will support Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay to measure the organic carbon contained in their soils as part of a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy.

06-09-2017

The Global Soil Partnership is looking for an intern to embark on a challenging opportunity that will both enrich its personal and professional experience

23-08-2017

Under the framework of Pillars 4 and 5 and related Plan of Actions, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Partners agreed on the establishment of the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) and its associated products, the first product of the GLOSIS will be the Global Soil Organic Carbon Map (GSOCmap), to be released by the end of 2017. Indeed, to assess the amount of degraded land under SDG 15.3.1, SOC is an important component under the sub-indicator on above and below ground carbon. The GSOCmap can be utilized to estimate the soil carbon sequestration potentials through modelling and the vulnerability of soil functions under climate change using SOC as an indicator. The GLOSIS implements a very well established country-driven approach which strongly relies on member inputs.  

26-07-2017

The Glinka World Soil Prize honors individuals and organizations whose leadership and activities have contributed, or are still contributing to the promotion of sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources.

The Glinka Prize is a an annual award for dynamic change-makers dedicated to solving one of our world’s most pressing environmental issue: Soil Degradation.

14-07-2017
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