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Why soil matters ?

It is difficult to rate the importance of the different soil functions, since all are vital to our well-being, to some extent. However,  the function of supporting food production and agriculture worldwide is fundamental for the preservation and advancement of human life on this planet.

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New Soil Atlas for Latin America and the Caribbean

              WORLD SOIL DAY

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Global Soil Partnership

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Soil Change Matters

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.