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Due to time conflicts between two global events that have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI21) has to be slightly postponed. As a result, GSOBI21 will now take place from 19 to 22 April 2021.

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The protocol constitutes a fundamental tool to assess if any intervention implemented in the field, such as improvement of productive systems, innovation and new technologies, ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration, is carried out in a sustainable manner according to the definition of sustainable soil management. In practical terms, the protocol provides key indicators and a set of tools to assess soil functions based on its physical, chemical and biological properties. 



FAO and its Global Soil Partnership wish to thank all of you! Without your activism, we could never reached such a large appeal. 


Concerted action across 100 countries and hundreds of million participants is what makes World Soil Day one of the most celebrated UN Observances. For its latest edition ‘Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity', more than 770 events brought together governments, businesses, NGOs, youth, the media, and the public. Rome, New York, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Moscow held official ceremonies while twenty-one FAO regional, sub-regional and country offices actively supported the campaign.


SoiLEX is a global database that aims to facilitate access to information on existing legal instruments on soil protection and prevention of soil degradation. The platform was created in coordination with FAOLEX, which is to date one of the largest databases of legal frameworks and instruments related to natural resource management, food and agriculture.


The FAO's Global Soil Partnership is pleased to invite you to the Webinar on Soil governance that will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021 from 15:00 to 16:30 CET online (Zoom platform).
The Webinar will coincide with the launch of SoiLEX, a global database on national legislation on soil that aims to facilitate access to existing legal instruments and to bridge the gap between soil stakeholders. 


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