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Global Soil Partnership Newsletter

Newsletter No. 19, 9 August 2018

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) was established in December 2012 by FAO member countries as a mechanism to promote sustainable soil management. One of the key objectives of the GSP is to improve soil governance, ensure healthy and productive soils in all land uses across the globe and with partners ranging from land users, policy makers to general public.

Upcoming World Congress of Soil Science

12 - 17 August | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS):“SOIL SCIENCE: Beyond food and fuel” will take place next 12 – 17 August 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It represents one of the most acclaimed global scientific meeting in the field of soil science with an expected attendance of 7,500 participants from 140 countries. The WCSS takes place every four years.

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#GlobalSoilPartnership at the 21st WSCC

Visit the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) at Booth No.22 from 12 to 17 August 2018. The GSP participates with the slogan “Promoting Sustainable Soil Management for All”. Learn more about all the developments and activities carried out by the GSP. We will provide you with an informative introduction to our work and our publications and give you updates on new initiatives and programmes. GSP most recent activities and successes will be highlighted in the panels of our booth and useful soil-related gadgets and publications will be freely distributed.




GSP, Promoting Sustainable Soil Management for All

14 August 2018, 14:00 - 18:00
This Technical Symposium will illustrate the work done so far by the GSP and its partners and the challenges ahead of us in terms of SSM. This will include an overview of the state of the art on soil organic carbon in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, actions to tackle soil pollution at global level, global soil information system, operative communication and soil awareness raising for different stakeholders. The Portuguese version of the Soil Atlas for Latin America will also be launched during the symposium.

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Soil information, a prerequisite for SSM

17 August 2018, 10:30 - 12:30
This second Symposium focussing on Soil information will provide a base for sustainable soil management, development of soil policies and plans, and for assessing vulnerabilities and calculating the risks associated to soil functions. The Global Soil Information System (GloSIS) and associated Global Capacity Building Programme, the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) and the Latin American Soil Information System (SISLAC) will help supply crucial and comparable soil data at global level.

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