Global Soil Partnership

The GSP third Plenary Assembly (PA) will take place from 22 to 24 June 2015 at FAO headquarters in Rome.


This assembly is in charge of reviewing and prioritizing GSP actions, and facilitating a balanced regional decision-making process.

Since its establishment, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) has played a fundamental role in positioning soils on the global agenda through sound science.

Focal Points from 20 European countries and partners from more than 20 countries participated with the overall goal to consolidate the ESP and discuss about the regional implementation plan.

Building sustainable soil management capacity as International Year of Soils rolls out

FAO and members of the South American Soil Partnership work together to create a five-year plan to contribute to the recovery of soils in the subregion.

Upcoming events

13 May 2015 - 15 May 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
20 May 2015 - 22 May 2015, Accra, Ghana
01 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015, Amman, Jordan

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



Latest event

19 Apr 2015 - 23 Apr 2015, Berlin, Germany

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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Latest News

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) invites all its Partners to nominate soil experts from their regions as candidates for appointment to the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS).


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