Global Soil Partnership

The ‘Zero draft’ of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM) needs your contribution.

The Status of the World's Soil Resources produced by FAO's Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils has been launched during the World Soil Day celebration and closure ceremony of the International Year of Soils


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The official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS) will take place at FAO Headquarters on 4 December from 12:30 to 14:00 pm (CET).

Call for voluntary international agreement to protect the ground beneath our feet from erosion and degradation

First ever global assessment of soils and soil change soon available


Upcoming events

29 Feb 2016 - 02 Mar 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
08 Mar 2016 - 09 Mar 2016, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
14 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
23 May 2016 - 25 May 2016, FAO HQ, Rome - Italy

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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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Experts with relevant soils experience available for short-term assignments are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae and a brief statement describing their interest to the GSP Secretariat email.


New publication on the need for healthy soils to ensure food security


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ITPS identifies SOC as one of its four priorities for action.