Global Soil Partnership

Representatives and scientists from 19 countries in Asia examined best practices and common challenges in protecting and managing the region’s soils

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

Upcoming events

01 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015, Amman, Jordan
15 Jun 2015 - 17 Jun 2015, Izmir, Turkey
22 Jun 2015 - 24 Jun 2015, FAO hq, Rome - Italy

IYS 2015 Calendar

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20 May 2015 - 22 May 2015, Accra, Ghana

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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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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