Global Soil Partnership

The Second Plenary Assembly is currently taking place in Rome from the 22 to the 24th July 2014 at FAO HQ. The Plenary assembly brings together all its partners to discuss about crucial issues of the GSP implementation.

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The Youth & United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) booklet on Soils is now available !



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.


Report available !

Since its establishment, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) has been actively working on different global soil issues as requested by the Global Soil Partnership partners and the global soils community. One of the main ITPS outputs will be the periodical preparation of the “Status of World Soil Resources Report”.

Today is a memorable day for the global soil science community as the 68th United Nations General Assembly has designated 5th of December as World Soil Day and declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils (resolution) !

Soil is a finite natural resource. On a human time-scale it is non-renewable. However, despite the essential role that soil plays for human livelihoods, worldwide there is increasing degradation of soil resources

Upcoming events

22 Jul 2014 - 24 Jul 2014, FAO Headquarters in Rome

Eurasian Soil Partnership and the International Conference on Arid Land Studies

10 Sep 2014 - 10 Sep 2014, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Latest event

17 Jun 2014 - 19 Jun 2014, Amman, Jordan

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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In Brief

Check out our GSP YouTube Playlist !

New Soil Atlas: Latin America and Caribbean

NEW ! Launch of the GSP in Mexico, Central America and The Caribbean : Report

'Managing Living Soils' Workshop report

Launch of the GSP in Eastern and Southern Africa Report