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December 2012
Support World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils 2017
Animated video

Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.

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October 2012
Global Soil Partnership web site

The Global Soil Partnership has launched its new web site. The Partnership is an important collaboration to develop capacities, build on best available science, and facilitate/contribute to the exchange of knowledge and technologies among stakeholders for sustainable management of soil resources at all levels.

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July 2012
Global Soil Partnership video interviews

The newly established Global Soil Partnership, just endorsed by FAO’s Committee on Agriculture in May 2012, provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate internationally to pool knowledge and experience on all aspects of soil science. Speaking at a recent meeting at FAO headquarters, soil specialists, international organization staff, the donor community and academics share their views on just what such collaboration can achieve.

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July 2012
Integrated land, water and energy management video interviews

During the recent Committee on Agriculture held at FAO Headquarters in May 2012, FAO Water Officer Jean-Marc Faures and Energy Officer Olivier Dubois discussed the challenges facing these sectors today and explained how better integration of the work in these three sectors is key to meeting the food security needs of our planet’s growing population.

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June 2012
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT NEWSLETTER
June 2012- Number 12

In the June issue of the Natural Resources and Environment newsletter, we examine the importance of the newly established Global Soil Partnership. Soil specialists, international organization staff, the donor community and academics discuss what such collaboration can achieve. We note the events of World Water Day, highlighting water and food security. Moreover, a new web site, Sustainability Pathways, focuses on greening the economy with agriculture and related ecosystem services.

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