Healthy and fertile soil is the basis of agriculture but in Benin the soil productivity decreases, because of high pressure on soils (overgrazing, deforestation, urbanization…). It is important to protect soils to avoid social damage (hunger, migrations, conflicts and eventually wars). Sustainable agriculture techniques are a solution.
The Ethiopean Soil Campaign represented a special model of multi-stake-holder sharing and learning around a critical development issue of our time. Both the lessons shared and the way in which they were shared have relevance for future development work.
Organization: Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil...
Develops a conceptual framework for a more comprehensive assessment of the costs of land degradation by including the value of land ecosystem services
En el marco de esta conmemoración en España, el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), el mayor organismo de investigación del Estado, junto con la Sociedad Española de la Ciencia del Suelo (SECS), promueve una serie de iniciativas de investigación, didácticas y de divulgación en torno al suelo y sus funciones ecosistémicas esenciales[...]
Organization: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
NICOLE’s work over the last 19 years has aligned with all the IYS goals through its continual advocacy of sustainable land management and remediation practises.
The second EuroGeoSurveys' Urban Geochemistry Project (URGE II) aims to provide harmonised geochemical data about the current state of the quality of urban and suburban surface soil in European Union countries for multipurpose use.
Welcome to SSSA'S International Year of Soils Activities page!
Country: United States of America
Organization: Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, and FEMS Microbiology Reviews bring you a joint virtual issue focusing on the ecology of soil microorganisms. This issue includes recently published articles on this subject from across the three journals
Organization: Federation of European Microbiological Societies
This issue of Journal of Geochemical Exploration is devoted to the International Year of Soils (IYS) and demonstrates the effectiveness of geochemical mapping at different scales through nineteen papers.