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7-9 September 2011 | Rome, Italy

Launch: Global Soil Partnership

On the basis of the recommendation of FAO's High-Level External Committee (HLEC) on the Millennium Development Goals to the Director-General and the discussions and conclusions from the 22nd Committee on Agriculture (COAG), preparatory activities have been initiated to develop a vision statement, strategy and action plan towards the establishment of a Global Soil Partnership (GSP) for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

Through enhanced and applied knowledge of soil resources as well as improved global governance and standardization, the Partnership will:

  • Create and promote awareness among decision makers and stakeholders on the key role of soil resources for sustainable land management and sustainable development
  • Address critical soil issues in relation to food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Guide soil knowledge and research through a common global communication platform incorporating real local challenges
  • Establish an active and effective network for addressing soil crosscutting issues
  • Develop global governance guidelines aiming to improved soil protection and sustainable soil productivity

An official event, organised by FAO and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, will be hosted at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy on the 7-9 September 2011 to launch the global partnership.

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20-23 March 2012 | FAO Headquarter, Rome, Italy

Launch: GSP Workshop

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, together with ISRIC-World Soil Information, coordinator of the EU-funded e-SOTER, invite you to a Global Soil Partnership workshop:

"Towards Global Soil Information: Activities within the GEO Task Global Soil Data"

The objective of the workshop is to review the state of the art of tools and techniques for mapping soils at global and regional scales as an input for defining future activities under the implementation of the Global Soil Partnership.

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