Global Soil Partnership



The Glinka World Soil Prize or Excellence and Innovation in Soil Science explained in a ready-to-use factsheet that will guide potential nominees through the nomination process.


The Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Pollution 2018 (GSOP18) presents the abstracts of all scientific presentations held during the Symposium. 100 oral and 50 poster presentations built the core of this event triggering fruitful discussions on the state-of-science of soil pollution in different soils of the world.


After only 6 years, The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) is now a globally recognized mechanism promoting sustainable soil management (SSM) and successfully implementing programs across the globe in a cost-effective and timely manner. The key objectives of the GSP are to improve soil governance, ensure healthy and productive soils in all land uses across the globe and position soils in the global agenda.


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). PDF in English  & FAO card | PDF in Spanish & FAO card | PDF in French & FAO card


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.