Global Soil Partnership

As there is no international agreement on soil protection, soil sustainability depends on voluntary efforts

First ever global assessment of soils and soil change soon available

National Soil Information Institutions will meet at FAO Headquarters from 8-10 December and join forces to create the first International Network of Soil Information Institutions

The revised World Soil Charter has been endorsed by the 39th FAO Conference in June 2015 as a recognition of the urgent need to promote sustainable soil management by all stakeholders and at all levels.


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Upcoming events

30 Nov 2015 - 11 Dec 2015, Paris, France
04 Dec 2015 - 05 Dec 2015, FAO HQ, Rome - Italy

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



Latest event

16 Nov 2015 - 16 Nov 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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Latest News

Cerca del 50% de los suelos de América Latina y el Caribe sufre deficiencia de nutriente y la degradación afecta hasta la mitad del territorio de algunos países.


New paper available on suitable technologies for developing a healthy and safe fertilizer product for use in family orchards.


Do you know about an interesting sustainable soil management practice that improves soil health?