FAO.org

الصفحة الأولى > FAO SOILS PORTAL > Publications
FAO SOILS PORTAL

FAO Publications

Key soil publications

FAO is the lead United Nation’s agency concerned with soils. It hosts the Secretariat of the Global Soil Partnership and has in its long history produced guidelines and manuals on all aspects of soils.  FAO assists member countries in soil matters in the field from HQ and Regional FAO offices with advice and project implementation.

Soil and nutrient loss in Malawi: an economic assessment 

FAO card | PDF in English

Soil nutrient loss assessment in Malawi, Technical report 

FAO card | PDF in English

Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Macroeconomic effect on GDP, Sectoral Adjustments and Poverty 

FAO card | PDF in English 

Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Microeconomic effects of soil and nutrient loss. Profitability and mitigation measures 

FAO card | PDF in English

World Soil Day Award factsheet

English

Glinka World Soil Prize factsheet

English

Global Soil Partnership factsheet

English

Proceedings of the GSOP18

PDF in English | FAO card (soon available)

GSOP18 Outcome Document: Be The Solution to Soil Pollution

PDF in English | FAO card

Global Soil Organic Carbon map: Technical Report

PDF in English | FAO card

Soil Pollution: a Hidden Reality

PDF in English | FAO card

Soil Organic Carbon Mapping Cookbook 2nd Edition

English in PDFFAO card

World Soil Day 2017 | Events around the globe in pictures

PDF in English | FAO card

The GSOC map information leaflet

English & FAO card | French & FAO card | Spanish & FAO card

Global assessment on the impact of plant protection products on soil functions and soil ecosystems

English | FAO card

Be inspired, take the challenge and celebrate soils!

English | Spanish

Soil Experiments for CHILDREN

EnglishSpanish | Italian

Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017

PDF in English | FAO card

Handbook for Saline Soil Management

PDF in EnglishFAO card | Russian & FAO card (soon available)

Soils' Potential to Contribute to Offset International Aviation Emissions

PDF in English | FAO card

GSOC17 Outcome Document: Unlocking the Potential of Soil Organic Carbon

PDF in EnglishFAO card | Spanish & FAO card | French & FAO card

Soil Organic Carbon - The Hidden Potential

PDF in EnglishFAO card | FrenchFAO card | SpanishFAO card

Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

PDF in EnglishFAO card | FrenchFAO card | SpanishFAO card | Arabic & FAO card | Chinese & FAO card | Russian & FAO card

Soil and Pulses, Symbiosis for Life

PDF in English | FAO card (soon available)

Soil Loss Assessment in Malawi

PDF in English | FAO card

Land resources and food security of Central Asia and Southern Caucasus

Bilingual PDF in Russian and EnglishFAO card

Status of the World's Soil Resources

Main Report  | Technical Summary in English & FAO card (Français & FAO card | Espanol & FAO card)Brochure

Boosting Africa's Soils

PDF in EnglishFAO card French & FAO card (soon available)

Testing Field Methods for Assessing the Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water

English

Field Guide for Rapid Assessment of Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water

English | Spanish

Revised World Soil Charter (2015)

PDF in EnglishFAO card | French & FAO card | Spanish & FAO card |  Arabic & FAO card | Chinese & FAO card | Russian & FAO card

Understanding Mountain Soils: A Contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015

PDF in English | FAO card (soon available)

Farmer's Compost Handbook (2015)

PDF in EnglishFAO card | Spanish & FAO card 

World reference base for soil resources 2014, Update 2015

PDF in English & FAO cardFrench & FAO card | Russian & FAO card 

|

 

Spanish & FAO card

 | Georgian (soon available)

Soils Challenge Badge | Yunga Booklet (2014)

English | Chinese | SpanishFrench | Italian |  Portuguese | Russian

State of the Art Report on Global and Regional Soil Information (2013)

English

Soil carbon monitoring using surveys and modelling (2012)

English

Challenges and Opportunities for Carbon Sequestration in Grassland Systems (2010)

English

Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) Field Guides (2008)

English

Harmonized World Soil Database (2009)

English (temp)

World Reference Base for Soil resources (2006)

Arabic  |  English   |  German |   Polish (soon available) |  Russian    |  Turkish    |  Sloven   |  Spanish 

Guidelines for Soil Description (2006)

English  |  Spanish   |  Russian   |   Turkish 

Guidelines for Soil Description (2005)

English   |   Spanish   |  Russian   |   Turkish 

Optimizing soil moisture for plant production

English  |  Spanish

Major soils of the World (2002)

English

Regional Soil and Terrain Databases (1995-2008)

English

The FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (1974-1980)

English

Soils Bulletins

FAO Soils Bulletins are an historical FAO serie which started in 1965. There are 80 issues and many of those are available in FAO official languages. We are currently in the process of scanning this bulletins therefore some links are not active. However, the full collection will be soon available.

80

The importance of soil organic matter - key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production, 2005

English

79

Optimizing soil moisture for plant production - the significance of soil porosity, 2003

English  Spanish

78

Conservation agriculture - case studies in Latin America and Africa, 2001

English  |  Spanish (soon available)

77

Soil management and conservation for small farms: strategies and methods of introduction, technologies and equipment, 2000

English (soon available) |  Spanish (soon available)

More

World Soil Resources Reports

World Soil Resources Reports are an historical FAO serie which started in 1961. There are 104 issues and many of those are available in FAO official languages. We are currently in the process of scanning this reports therefore some links are not active. However, the full collection will be soon available.

106

World reference base for soil resources 2014. International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps
English

105

Africa and the Carbon Cycle - Proceedings of the Open Science Conference on “Africa and Carbon Cycle: the CarboAfrica project”
English

104

Advances in the assessment and monitoring of salinization and status of biosaline agriculture, 2009

English

103

World reference base for soil resources 2006, First update 2007

English |  See here for updates and Translation in other 12 languages

102

Carbon sequestration in dryland soils, 2004
English | Spanish

More