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Digging deep in the year of soil – ten Twitter accounts to follow

Stay plugged in with what is happening in the world of soils


29 Apr 2015

We took a look around and put together a list of  Twitter accounts to keep you informed about what is happening in the world of soils.  Here are, in alphabetical order, ten voices on twitter you should follow for the latest on soils:

@agriculturesnet

The AgriCultures Network shares knowledge on small-scale family farming and agroecology.

@FertilizerNews

It represents the global fertilizer industry and has over 560 members in 84 countries. This twitter account provides great info on nutrients needed by soils and crops.

@Food_Tank

The Tank that thinks about food! Food Tank is a non profit organization tweeting out innovative ideas that are already working on the ground, in cities, in fields and in laboratories.

@Inra_France

France’s National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA tweets in French on the impact of science on food, agriculture and the environment.

@intaargentina

Tweeting in Spanish, the National Institute for Agricultural Technology carries out and fosters actions to address innovation of agricultural and livestock, agro-food and agro-industrial sectors to contribute to the competitiveness of agro-industrial chains, environmental health and sustainability.

@katringlatzel

Katrin is a policy & research officer at Ag4Impact reporting on food security, soils and development in Africa.

@SoilAssociation

Uk’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use, their motto is: It all starts with the soil – and organic farming helps look after the good stuff.

@SSSA_soils

The Social Science Society is an international scientific body home to more than 6 000 soil scientists. What do they tweet about?  You’ve guessed it: Soils!

@UNCCD

This is the official feed of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.  Their slogan is: “No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soils.”

@USDA_NRCS

A section of US’s Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service twitter promotes issues related to conservation agriculture and the environment.

 

Find out more soil related Twitter influencers from this twitter list we have pulled together. The list is not definitive and we are always looking for new people and accounts to add.

Tweet us - to @faoknowledge - your recommendations and don’t forget to use the official hashtag  #IYS2015

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