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10-07-2018

The recommendations presented in the Outcome Document of the Global Symposium on Soil Pollution, held at FAO Hq on 2 - 4 May 2018, aims to support the development of policies and actions to encourage the implementation of soil management and land planning strategies that enhance the prevention, minimization and remediation of soil pollution when feasible, through the promotion of sustainable soil management (SSM).

25-05-2018

This technical report is a companion report to the GSOCmap V1.2.0. It presents methodologies and process of compiling the Global Soil organic Carbon Map (GSOCmap). Countries agreed on the methodology to produce the map and were trained on modern tools and methodologies to develop national maps. The Global Soil Partnership gathered all national maps to produce the final product, ensuring a thorough harmonization process.

17-05-2018

Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat. This document presents key messages and the state-of-the-art of soil pollution and its implications. It addresses scientific evidences on soil pollution and highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally in order to achieve food safety and sustainable development. 

17-05-2018

This second edition of the cookbook provides generic methodologies and technical steps to produce SOC maps and has been updated with knowledge and practical experiences gained during the implementation process of GSOCmap V1.0 throughout 2017. Guidance is mainly specific to SOC data, but as this cookbook contains generic sections on soil grid development it can be applicable to map various soil properties.

23-02-2018

The World Soil Day Photo book 2017 presents WSD photographic stories in a visual narrative. This publication recognizes and prizes the efforts of all WSD event organizers worldwide. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities right under our feet under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. 

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