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Global Soils Week-Regional Perspectives: Latin America and the Caribbean
20 April 2015, Rome/Chile--- This is an important year for the Global Soil Community. The UN’s General Assembly announced 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS), prompting experts working on the issues to raise awareness for one of the world’s most important natural resources. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will lead the international year. And to help move the conversation forward, we invited soil experts to weigh in on the issues affecting specific regions.

Jan VanWambeke is a senior soils officer for FAO based at the regional office in Santiago, Chile. In the following interview he elaborates on the issues concerning soil in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
8min. 46sec.
Topic(s): Biodiversity, Environment/Natural resources, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
 
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