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World Soil Day 2016 : 'Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life '

The World Soil Day (WSD) campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

The WSD 2016 has been celebrated on the 5th of December at FAO headquarters in Rome, FAO regional offices and through national and local events. Hundreds of initiatives took place in more than seventy countries worldwide, celebrating extraordinary stories about global soils.

Do not forget to share with us your successes by sending for example pictures of your event which will be uploaded on our growing flickr photogallery…





In celebration of the synergy between IYS 2015 and IYP 2016, the new book Soils & Pulses: Symbiosis for life was launched on the occasion of WSD 2016 at FAO Hq.

This 114-page publication illustrates the various ways in which the "strategic alliance" between soils and pulses contributes to forging more sustainable food and agriculture systems, presenting decision-makers and practitioners with scientific facts and technical recommendations for managing the symbiosis between soils and pulses.

It ultimately explores how sustainable practices  can be implemented in support of the effort to end hunger and malnutrition, adapt to climate change, halt soil degradation and achieve overall sustainable development in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A short video illustrating the symbiosis between Soils and Pulses was prepared and is available here.

Threat on soil functions  | WSD Logo  | Key messages |  Poster  | Web banner and button  |  Mega banner  |   T-Shirt  |  Videos  |  Soils infographics |  Where Food begins poster

When adding the banner or button to your webpage, remember to link it to www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/


Threats on soil functions

A series of 9 postcards focusing on the main soil threats have been produced together with a world map showing the condition and trend of each specific threat worldwide.

Soil acidification
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Soil biodiversity loss
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Soil compaction
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Soil contamination
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Soil salinization and sodification
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Soil nutrient imbalance
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Soil sealing
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Soil organic carbon loss
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Soil erosion
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World Soil Day logo

The official World Soil Day logo is available for you to download and use to help the campaign at your event! Look out for more languages in the coming weeks! If you would like to request the logo in a new language, please send an email to GSP-Secretariat@fao.org.

        

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Key messages

This series of 6 postcards provide the key messages drawn from the book 'Soils and pulses' which will be launched on the 5th December 2016.

Find out about the 'symbiotic and strategic symbiosis' between Soils and Pulses


Poster

   

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Web Banner and Button

 

Why not adding the World Soil Day banner or button to your blog or your website ? We've provided a variety of sizes for you to download.

To download a banner / button, simply right click on the one you would like to use and select 'Save Image As' (PC) or 'Save Link As' (Mac) from the popup menu that appears. Then save the file to your desktop or hard drive.

When adding the banner or button to your webpage, remember to link it to www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/

                                  

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T-shirt

Giving out T-shirts at World Soil Day events can create real team spirit and gives everyone involved a nice souvenir of the day.

With these files, you can print your own World Soil Day t-shirts. It’s not hard. We’ve provided the instructions.

 

  

     

   

 

 


Videos

Soil and SDG's 

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 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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Soil and 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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Do you need one of those videos in high definition to display at your World Soil Day event ? Just send us an email and we will share it with you. 

 


Where food begins posters

The official poster to celebrate World Soil Day is available for you to download and print to help the campaign !

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Soil Infographics

NEW !   Soil and Climate change

Soils are key to unlocking the potential of mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.


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Soil functions

Soils deliver 11 key ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.

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Soil An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production. Sustainable soil management can help to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil.

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Soils under threat

Soils are under increasing pressure of intensification and competing uses for cropping, forestry, pasture and urbanization. These pressures combined with unsustainable land uses and management practices, as well as climate extremes, cause land degradation.

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Soil Formation

Formation of soil is a complex and long process which depends on 5 key formation factors. Soils around the world are very diverse and constitute a key element of our landscapes

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Where food begins

Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre and medical products, but also are essential to our ecosystems,  playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts.

 العربية中文  |  English  |  Français  | Русский | Español | Hungarian | German

 

Learn more about the functions of, and hazards facing, our planets precious hidden resource in this detailed infographic.

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