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World Soil Day celebration - Soils: Where food beings

5 December 2022 (12:20 - 13:45 CET) | Virtual format (Zoom)

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In the framework of World Soil Day 2022, children and teens, from ages 5 to 14, living all around the world, were called to use their imagination and create posters that illustrate how soils are crucial for food production, better nutrition and healthy diets. 


The first phase of the Global Soil Doctors programme has successfully been implemented in Burkina Faso. This was made possible thanks to the close collaboration and pivotal role of the national promoter, BUNASOLS (Bureau National des Sols). Twenty technicians from BUNASOLS and from the extension service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries completed the online training of the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership (GSP) for becoming national trainers of the Global Soil Doctors programme. The training lasted three half-days and focused on the key role played by soils for human nutrition and food security. A series of posters and field exercises were developed to cover these topics. 



On November 10 2022, the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) celebrated its 5th anniversary. An online event was organized to celebrate the Network’s major achievements and to recall the key role of soil laboratories in providing reliable soil data for the overall implementation of sustainable soil management. 


The GSP continues strengthening national capacities on soil mapping for informed-decisions. An in-person training on digital soil mapping (DSM) was successfully delivered to GIS (geographic information system) experts and soil scientists from Rwanda (Bugesera) on September 19-23, 2022. Ms Isabel Luotto, GSP Secretariat’s soil information and data expert, provided the training on DSM within the framework of the project 'Capacity development on sustainable soil management in Africa': RWANDA. The project is financed by the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE), and China International Development Cooperation Agency, the People’s Republic of China.