Stop soil erosion, keep soil where it belongs!

Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out more about the effects of soil erosion and the ways we can prevent it. (©FAO, 2019)

How can you be the solution to soil pollution

Even through your small actions you can contribute to a big goal, to reduce, reuse and recycle can help you, your community by improving your health and the health of our soils. (©FAO, 2018)

Soil Pollution, a hidden reality

While we can see many of the changes we have made to our planet, some of our impacts are virtually invisible, and soil pollution is a good example. Soil is a much more complex growing habitat that remains productive only when it is cared for and nurtured. Combating and addressing soil pollution means assessing and minimizing the risks for food security, human health and the environment. Global activities need to be launched and implemented in order to reduce soil pollution and remediate polluted sites. Be the Solution, to Soil Pollution! (©FAO, 2018)

World Soil Day 2017, events worldwide

The video, WSD17 - Caring for the planet starts from the ground - presents WSD success stories in a visual narrative. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities that the soil right under our feet can provide us with, under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. Healthy soils are the living, breathing ecosystems that help grow our food, clean our water, store carbon, and reduce risks of droughts and floods. (©FAO, 2017)

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map

The Global Soil Organic Carbon map V1.0 is an important stepping stone to better know the current Soil Organic Carbon stock stored beneath our feet and soils’ potential for further sequestration. It is the first global soil organic carbon map ever produced through an inclusive process driven by member countries. The map was developed by countries, under the guidance of our Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Secretariat. (©FAO, 2017)

Soil Organic Carbon – the treasure beneath our feet

An animated illustration of soil organic carbon and its importance for climate action, food production and sustainable development. (©FAO, 2017)

Soils and Pulses: symbiosis for life

This short animation introduces the new book “Soils and Pulses: symbiosis for life”. Pulses contribute to soil health, food security and nutrition, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Their actions on Nitrogen fixation, phosphate ions solubilisation, and soil organic matter content increase benefit other plants and participate to protecting soils and enhancing soil production capacities. Sustainable soil management (eg. Inter-cropping, crop rotation, use of pulses…) will eventually contribute to achieve the SDGs. (©FAO, 2016)

Family Farming Knowledge Platform

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform is a digital platform to gather updated quality information (including: laws, regulations, public policies, best practices, projects, relevant data and statistics, research, articles and publications related to family farming) related to family farming from all over the globe. The project, which represents an important and enduring legacy of the 2014 IYFF, relies on the active collaboration of its partners including governments, United Nations agencies, farmers’ organizations, research centers and academia with the common goal of identifying opportunities and gaps to promote an enabling environment for family farming. (©FAO, 2014)