Audio and video
“What do you know on soils? Finals of the Inter-SHS Quiz competition”
For the celebrations of the International Year of Soil 2015 and as part of the activities undertaken between FAO and the Soil Science Society of Ghana, this video shows the Finals of the Inter-SHS Quiz competition which was aired live on Ghana Television.
Soil & the circular economy: Building a movement
This episode is about the circular economy, and how it can benefit our soils. Our guest is industrial and environmental economist Robin Murray. As a zero waste pioneer and a leader in the fair trade and environmental movements for many years, Robin Murray had an excellent perspective to give on our current efforts in making soil health a priority and the circular economy a reality. We discuss the opportunities we have for building a movement to change our current economic model to a more sustainable one, including existing models that we can learn from, the importance of education and centers of learning for the movement, and the roadblocks we might face along the way.
You Are What You Eat - Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Written by Formidable Vegetable Sound System in celebration of the UN's International Year of Soils
The Status of the World’s Soil Resources
The world’s soils are rapidly deteriorating due to soil erosion, nutrient depletion, loss of soil organic carbon, soil sealing and other threats, but this trend can be reversed provided countries take the lead in promoting sustainable management practices and the use of appropriate technologies, according to 'The Status of the World’s Soil Resources' report.
Sustainable soil management: A major step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030.
World Soil Day celebration and closure of the IYS 2015
This event, at FAO Headquarters, is intended to celebrate World Soil Day 2015 and the closure of the International Year of Soils 2015, with similar events organized in all FAO Regional Offices.
Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition
Learn more on how our soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production and how to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil by adopting sustainable soil management practices.
Soils: Our ally against climate change
A look at how our Soils help to combat climate change in their role of sequestering CO2, and how our collective habits can damage this benefit with potentially devastating consequences.