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Key FAO publications on soils

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.

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

World Reference Base for Soil resources (2006)

Arabic  |  English   |  German |   Polish  |  Russian    |  Turkish    |  Sloven   |  Spanish 

Guidelines for Soil Description (2005)

English   |   Spanish   |  Russian   |   Turkish 

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

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