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FAO SOILS PORTAL

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.

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            ANIMATION IYS2015

Learn about soils' functions and threats

              YUNGA BOOKLET

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                          2015

International Year of Soils

            INFOGRAPHICS

How soil is formed and sustain life on earth ?

FAO has made an effort to make Soil Legacy data and information available for their users. 1228 soil and land legacy maps are now available.

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.