Global Symposium on Soil Erosion

Global Symposium on Soil Erosion

Stop soil erosion, Save our future

15-17 May 2019, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19), ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’ was held from 15-17 May 2019, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This science-policy meeting was co-organized by the UN FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), together with the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.

The objective of GSER 19 was to establish a common platform to present and discuss the latest information on the status of interventions and innovations in the field of soil erosion and related land management.

GSER 19 was able to translate scientific and policy evidence into decisions and actions to minimize soil erosion for increased food security, ecosystem services, and promote the restoration of eroded sites.