Global Soil Partnership

New animation showing how our soils help to combat climate change

Member countries, non-governmental organizations, academic scholars, civil society groups and international organizations met in FAO headquarters from 22- 24 June.

New book on the importance of management of mountain soils

Member countries during the 39th FAO Conference unanimously endorsed the new World Soil Charter

Sub-Saharan African Soil Partnership experts mark 2015 International Year of Soils.


Making it a priority to work towards increasing awareness on the fundamental roles of soils for human well-being including food and nutrition security.

Upcoming events

14 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015, FAO HQ, Rome - Italy

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



Latest event

22 Jun 2015 - 24 Jun 2015, FAO hq, Rome - Italy

European Commission supports GSP Implementation

Since its conception, the European Commission has been a major supporter for the establishment of the Global Soil Partnership, in line with the EU's Soil Thematic Strategy.  After extensive dialogue, a project proposal has been accepted in order to provide €1 million to the GSP for selected activities during 2014-2015.

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SISLAC - Sistema de Información de Suelos de Latinoamérica | Curso Acceso Libre


Sustainable soil management practices in the Kagera river basin and Honduras


Check out our latest animated introduction to soils


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