Global Soil Partnership

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The official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS) will take place at FAO Headquarters on 4 December from 12:30 to 14:00 pm (CET).


Call for voluntary international agreement to protect the ground beneath our feet from erosion and degradation


First ever global assessment of soils and soil change soon available



National Soil Information Institutions will meet at FAO Headquarters from 8-10 December and join forces to create the first International Network of Soil Information Institutions


The revised World Soil Charter has been endorsed by the 39th FAO Conference in June 2015 as a recognition of the urgent need to promote sustainable soil management by all stakeholders and at all levels.


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