Global Soil Partnership


Global Assessment of Soil Pollution: Main report

FAO card | Digital report

Global Assessment of Soil Pollution: Summary for Policy Makers

FAO card | PDF

Salt-affected soils are a global issue

FAO card | PDF

The Magical World of Soil Biodiversity

English: FAO card and PDF

Soil organic carbon and nitrogen: Reviewing the challenges for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Agri-food systems


World Soil Day 2020 campaign report


Guía de buenas prácticas para la gestión y uso sostenible de los suelos en áreas rurales


Protocol for the assessment of Sustainable Soil Management


State of knowledge of soil biodiversity – Status, challenges and potentialities. Summary for policy makers

English: FAO card and PDF | Spanish: FAO card and PDF | French: FAO card and PDF

State of knowledge of soil biodiversity – Status, challenges and potentialities

FAO card | PDF

Mainstreaming gender for sustainable soil management 


ITPS Soil letter, ISSUE #1, Sep 2020

FAO card | PDF

Technical specifications and country guidelines for Global Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential Map (GSOCseq)

FAO card | PDF

GSOC MRV Protocol: A protocol for measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of soil organic carbon in agricultural landscapes

FAO card | PDF

Manual for the implementation of the Global Soil Doctors Programme at the country level

FAO card | PDF

Global Soil Doctors Programme: Soil testing methods manual

FAO card | PDF


Mapping salt-affected soils – Training manuals


Recarbonization of global soils

FAO card and PDF in English | PDF in Spanish and FAO card

WSD 2019: Overview and key results

PDF in English

Global Symposium on Soil Erosion: Outcome Document

FAO card and PDF in English

The International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers

FAO card and PDF in EnglishPDF in Arabic and FAO cardPDF in Chinese and FAO card | PDF in French and FAO card | PDF in Russian and FAO card | PDF in Spanish and FAO card

Soil loss Atlas of Malawi

FAO card and PDF in English

Soil Erosion: the Greatest Challenge for Sustainable Soil Management

FAO card and PDF in English

GLOSOLAN - The Global Soil Laboratory Network

FAO card and PDF in English

The multi-faced role of soil in the Near East and North Africa

FAO card and PDF in English |  FAO card and PDF in French | FAO card and PDF in Arabic

Alianzas regionales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe: Principales logros

FAO card | PDF in Spanish 

Soil and nutrient loss in Malawi: an economic assessment 

FAO card | PDF in English

Soil nutrient loss assessment in Malawi, Technical report 

FAO card | PDF in English

Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Macroeconomic effect on GDP, Sectoral Adjustments and Poverty 

FAO card | PDF in English 

Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Microeconomic effects of soil and nutrient loss. Profitability and mitigation measures 

FAO card | PDF in English

World Soil Day Award factsheet


Glinka World Soil Prize factsheet


Global Soil Partnership factsheet


Proceedings of the GSOP18

PDF in English | FAO card 

GSOP18 Outcome Document: Be The Solution to Soil Pollution

PDF in English and FAO card | PDF in Spanish and FAO card | PDF in French and FAO card

Global Soil Organic Carbon map: Technical Report

PDF in English | FAO card

Soil Pollution: a Hidden Reality

PDF in English | FAO card & PDF in Spanish | FAO card

Soil Organic Carbon Mapping Cookbook 2nd Edition

PDF in English | FAO card

World Soil Day 2017 | Events around the globe in pictures

PDF in English | FAO card

The GSOC map information leaflet

English & FAO card | French & FAO card | Spanish & FAO card

Global assessment on the impact of plant protection products on soil functions and soil ecosystems

English | FAO card

Be inspired, take the challenge and celebrate soils!

English | Spanish

Soil Experiments for CHILDREN

EnglishSpanish | Italian

Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017

PDF in English | FAO card


Handbook for Saline Soil Management

PDF in EnglishFAO card | Russian & FAO card 

Soils' Potential to Contribute to Offset International Aviation Emissions

PDF in English | FAO card

GSOC17 Outcome Document: Unlocking the Potential of Soil Organic Carbon

PDF in EnglishFAO card | Spanish & FAO card | French & FAO card

Soil Organic Carbon - The Hidden Potential

PDF in EnglishFAO card | FrenchFAO card | SpanishFAO card

Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

PDF in EnglishFAO card | FrenchFAO card | SpanishFAO card | ArabicFAO card | ChineseFAO card | RussianFAO card

Soil and Pulses, Symbiosis for Life

PDF in English | FAO card

Soil Loss Assessment in Malawi

PDF in English | FAO card

Land resources and food security of Central Asia and Southern Caucasus

Bilingual PDF in Russian and EnglishFAO card

Status of the World's Soil Resources

Main Report  | Technical Summary in English & FAO card (Français & FAO card | Espanol & FAO card) |  Brochure

Boosting Africa's Soils

PDF in EnglishFAO card | French 

Testing Field Methods for Assessing the Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water


Field Guide for Rapid Assessment of Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water

English | Spanish

Revised World Soil Charter (2015)

PDF in EnglishFAO card | FrenchFAO card | SpanishFAO card |  ArabicFAO card | ChineseFAO card | RussianFAO card

Understanding Mountain Soils: A Contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015

PDF in English 

Farmer's Compost Handbook (2015)

PDF in EnglishFAO card | SpanishFAO card 

World reference base for soil resources 2014, Update 2015

PDF in English & FAO cardFrench & FAO card | Russian & FAO card 

Spanish & FAO card

Soils Challenge Badge | Yunga Booklet (2014)

English | Chinese | SpanishFrench | Italian |  Portuguese | Russian

State of the Art Report on Global and Regional Soil Information (2013)


Soil carbon monitoring using surveys and modelling (2012)


Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Sequestration in Grassland Systems (2010)


Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) Field Guides (2008)


Harmonized World Soil Database (2009)

English (temp)

World Reference Base for Soil resources (2006)

Arabic | English | GermanPolish | Russian | Turkish | Sloven | Spanish 

Guidelines for Soil Description (2006)

English | Spanish | Russian | Turkish 

Optimizing soil moisture for plant production

English | Spanish

Major soils of the World (2002)


Regional Soil and Terrain Databases (1995-2008)


The FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (1974-1980)