Global Soil Partnership

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

FAO and members of the South American Soil Partnership work together to create a five-year plan to contribute to the recovery of soils in the subregion.

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.

Upcoming events

19 Apr 2015 - 23 Apr 2015, Berlin, Germany
13 May 2015 - 15 May 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
20 May 2015 - 22 May 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
26 May 2015 - 28 May 2015, Amman, Jordan

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



Latest event

13 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015, Postdam, Germany

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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