Global Soil Partnership

The Regional Soil partnerships will convene regional workshops during the International Year of Soils. The objective of those regional consultation workshops is to consolidate the partnerships by bringing together the newly appointed Focal Points to the GSP.

Friday 5th December 2014, soils were celebrated worldwide in more than 50 countries.

The launch of the International Year of Soils took place during the celebration of the first official UN World Soil Day 2014.

The Land Development Department, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Soil and Fertilizer Society of Thailand, Soil and Water Conservation Society of Thailand and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are joining hands organizing “World Soil Day" in Thailand from 3 to 5 December 2014.

The WSD team is gradually preparing new campaign tools in different languages.


Make sure you check the campaign website regularly !

Discover Soil's functions and the risks it's running right now !


On the 5th of December the world will be celebrating Soil. You can join this new UN campaign and help us in raising visibility on this essential resource.

Upcoming events

02 Mar 2015 - 06 Mar 2015, Santiago, Chile

Digital Soil Mapping

16 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015, Accra, Ghana
17 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015, FAO hq, Rome - Italy
13 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015, Potsdam, Germany

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



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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