Global Soil Partnership
 

European Soil Partnership

On 31 October 2013 and taking the opportunity of the second Global Soil Week, the Global Soil Partnership Secretariat convened a workshop to discuss about the establishment of the European Soil Partnership. The Berlin communiqué was prepared  by the participants GSP partners and agreed to establish the European Soil Partnership whose Secretariat is based in Ispra, Italy. Also, the establishment of a Sub-regional Soil Partnership within the European Soil Partnership whose Secretariat would be based in Moscow, Russian Federation was endorsed. An ad-hoc steering committee was set up in order to support the different activities that will be implemented for its next meeting during first semester of 2014.

Plenary Meetings of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (EASP)

The second Plenary Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (EASP) was held in Izmir, Turkey, from 16 – 18 June 2015 for finalizing a five year rolling sub-regional ‘Implementation Plan’. The “Izmir Communiqué” (in Russian) was adopted and signed by all participants highlighting commitments for promoting wide uptake of sustainable soil management and restoration of degraded soils in the region. Photos of the worskhop (Gallery 1 | Gallery 2)

The first Plenary Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (EASP) was held in conjunction with the International Conference on Arid Land Studies (ICAL2) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 10-11 September 2014. It focused on the adoption of the Plans of Action for each of the five Pillars of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and regional priorities. The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) chaired the Plenary Meeting. The full report is available here

The launch of the Eurasian Sub-regional soil partnership took place in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 20th November 2013 with the participation of representatives from national soil institutions, universities, NGOs and regional institutions from Kazakhstán, Kyrgyzstán, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The venue was an opportunity to discuss about the main issues and priorities for the region regarding soil resources. Notably, soil salinity was identified as the main hazard to healthy soils in the region and a common view towards its reversal was identified.  The Moscow communiqué (in Russian) was prepared by the participants and agreed to establish the Eurasian Soil Partnership as a chapter of the European Soil Partnership. The Secretariat is based in Moscow, Russian Federation at the Eurasian Center for Food Security.

Izmir communiqué | June 2015

Moscow Communiqué | November 2013

ESP Plenary Meetings

Eurasian Sub-regional conference, Moscow 18-20 November 2013