January 18, 2015

2015: FAO Year of Soil

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced that 2015 is the International Year of Soils.

This campaign aims to promote the importance of soils for a healthy ecosystem, improved rural livelihoods, and food security.

The key messages are the various methods to protect our soils through sustainable soil and land management, and awareness of the ways in which we depend on soils.

More information can be found in the FAO’s info-graphic here

And on the FAO soils portal