Global Soil Partnership

The 24th session of the FAO’s Committee on Agriculture, held in Rome on 29th September to 3rd October 2014, considered the report of the second meeting of the GSP Plenary Assembly.



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The GSP Second Plenary Assembly successfully took 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 !

Upcoming events

The first official World Soil Day celebration will take place at FAO HQ in Rome on the 5th of December.

This important event will also include the launch of the International Year of Soils. 

05 Dec 2014 - 05 Dec 2014, FAO hq, Rome - Italy

Soils through Youth's Eyes

31 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014, Worldwide

IYS 2015 Calendar

Check out the International Year of Soils calendar



Latest event

09 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014, Cuzco, Peru

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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Organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) and the World Bank


Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils -- boosting sustainable soil management