In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.
International Year of Soils
On 24 April 2013 at the 146th FAO Council, FAO member countries endorsed the request from the Kingdom of Thailand in the framework of the GSP for the proclamation of the International Year of Soils 2015 (IYS).
The IYS will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management as the basis for food systems, fuel and fibre production, essential ecosystem functions and better adaptation to climate change for present and future generations.
(Source: FAO / Global Soil Partnership)
Official "2015 Year of Soils" movie!
IUSS Activities for the International Year of Soils 2015
Global Soil Security Symposium, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, May 19-21 2015
Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 1-4, 2015
IUSS Conference on the International Year of Soils and the 350th Anniversary of Christian Albrechts University. Semptember 23-25, 2015
Soil functions and climate change- do we underestimate the consequences of new disequilibria in soil properties?
SUSTAIN Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany,
5th International Symposium on SOIL ORGANIC MATTER, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015
Celebration of International Year of Soils 2015, 7th December 2015, Vienna, Austria
Achievements and Future Challenges
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International Activities for the International Year of Soils
3rd General Assembly of Global Soil Partnership, FAO, Rome, Italy, June 22-25, 2015