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  • The Global Soil Partnership’s vision is for a sustainable and productive
    use of the soil resources of the world and sustainable agricultural production.

  • The Global Soil Partnership’s mission is to support and facilitate joint efforts towards sustainable management of soil resources for food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation.


Assistant Director-General Alexander Müller signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Global Water Partnership Executive Secretary Ania Grobicki

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 issuesin 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, and;
  • develop global governance guidelines aiming to improved soil protection
    and sustainable soil productivity.

Upcoming GSP / e-SOTER Workshop: "Towards Global Soil Information: Activities within the GEO Task Global Soil Data"
20-23 March 2012 - FAO Headquarter, Rome, Italy

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:GSP 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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