Welcome to the FAO Soils portal
This website is designed as a source of soil information and knowledge on the different components and aspects of soils and the value and importance of this vital and finite resource for policy makers, development planners, soil science experts, agricultural extension workers, academic/institutions and other practitioners.
Since the early 1950's, FAO has been committed to provide technical assistance to member countries in various soil applications. Hundreds of soil survey field projects have been carried out over the years and a considerable number of soil survey reports have been prepared and published as grey literature. Today, these legacy reports are digitally available here.