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Protect black soils, invest in the future!

This video was presented during the International Forum on Black Soil Conservation and Utilization held in Jilin Province from 21 to 23 July 2021 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MARA)...

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6 actions to keep soil alive

Soil organisms are essential for food security, climate change and the environment. An agenda for action on soil biodiversity is needed to protect, strengthen monitoring, and prevent further biodiversity loss.

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Beneath our feet

Beneath our feet

World Soil Day - Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity, focuses on soil biodiversity as a key factor to achieve food security, mitigate climate change and improve human health.

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Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

This animation gives a brief introduction on the main drivers, the key functions and challenges of soil biodiversity loss, indicating possible ways to enhance soil biodiversity as a nature-based solution.

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Mission: Keep soil alive!

Mission: Keep soil alive!

Soils are essential for food systems. Healthy soils allow us to grow a variety of food products needed for human nutrition and each of us depends on soil productivity.

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5 reasons why we need to cherish the ground beneath our feet

5 reasons why we need to cherish the ground beneath our feet

Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes take for granted. Here are 5 reasons why we need to cherish the ground beneath our feet.

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Soil erosion is threatening our food security

Soil erosion is threatening our food security

Soil may not look like much but without it we wouldn't be able to produce our food! But soil erosion is threatening our food security. Every 5 seconds the equivalent of one soccer pitch is eroded! Once we lose this soil we won't see it again in our lifetime. If we don't act now, over 90% of the Earth's soils could become degraded by 2050.

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Stop soil erosion, Keep soil where it belongs

Stop soil erosion, Keep soil where it belongs

Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out more about the effects of soil erosion and the ways we can prevent it.

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7 things you can do to stop soil pollution

7 things you can do to stop soil pollution

Let's be the solution to stop soil pollution!

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How can you be the solution to soil pollution?

How can you be the solution to soil pollution?

Even through your small actions you can contribute to a big goal, to #StopSoilPollution​. Reduce, reuse and recycle can help you, your community by improving your health and the health of our soils.

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Soil Pollution, a hidden reality

Soil Pollution, a hidden reality

Soil is a complex growing habitat that remains productive only when it is cared for and nurtured. Combating and addressing soil pollution means assessing and minimizing the risks for food security, human health and the environment.

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The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map V1.0

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map V1.0

The Global Soil Organic Carbon map V1.0 is an important stepping stone to better know the current Soil Organic Carbon stock stored beneath our feet and soils’ potential for further sequestration.

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Soil organic carbon, the treasure beneath our feet

Soil organic carbon, the treasure beneath our feet

An animated illustration of soil organic carbon and its importance for climate action, food production and sustainable development.

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Soils and pulses, symbiosis for life

Soils and Pulses, Symbiosis for Life

This short animation introduces the new book “Soils and Pulses: symbiosis for life”. Pulses contribute to soil health, food security and nutrition, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Sustainable soil management and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable soil management and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030. Of the 17 goals, four contain targets specifically related to Soils. This animation looks at some of the challenges we face in each of these goals and presents some of the methods we can use to tackle them.

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Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production and they can help to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil by adopting sustainable soil management practices.

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Soils: Our ally against climate change

Soils: Our ally against climate change

A look at how our Soils help to combat climate change in their role of sequestering CO2, and how our collective habits can damage this benefit with potentially devastating consequences.

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Soil 101

Soil 101

Soil 101 is an animated introduction on soils prepared in the framework of the 2015 International Year of Soils. This 2 minutes video outlines the main soil functions and the threats currently facing them.

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The Status of the World’s Soil Resources

The Status of the World’s Soil Resources

The world’s soils are rapidly deteriorating due to soil erosion, nutrient depletion, loss of soil organic carbon, soil sealing and other threats, but this trend can be reversed provided countries take the lead in promoting sustainable management practices and the use of appropriate technologies, according to the 'Status of the World’s Soil Resources'report.

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Let's talk about soils

Let's talk about soils

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.

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Soils: a hidden resource

Soils: a hidden resource

Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle to protect soil health.

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