Healthy soils are the basis for a sustainable food production, yet the role of soils is often neglected and public awareness of soil health and management is generally low. Therefore, 2015 is named the International Year of Soils, an initiative…
Some Cautionary Tales for the International Year of Soils
First in series of guest Blogs from Ian Scoones You may not know, but 2015 is the International Year of Soils. Soils are of course vitally important for agriculture and livelihoods, but they often go unsung and are routinely uncared…
Tutzing Conference: Soils, Food Security, and Sustainable Land Management
The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, in cooperation with Biovision – Foundation for Ecological Development, Zurich (CH), the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Dessau-Roßlau (D), the Global Soil Forum – Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam (D), and the Millenium Institute, Washington DC (USA) hosts the three day event which will focus on the possible means of implementation for the SDGs, including the enabling environment, related to soils and sustainable land management at all levels of governance. Monitoring, accountability, and reporting of the sustainable use of soils and land management will be addressed.
The Global Fight against Soil Loss: IASS and Partners Launch the International Year of Soils
IASS Global Soil Forum Franziska Linz reports on the discussions at the German opening event of the International Year of Soils.
Deutschlandfunk: Internationales Jahr der Böden
5 December 2014
Global Perspectives, Global Responsibilities. The International Year of Soils.
Germany addresses soil and land within and beyond its borders at the opening of the International Year of Soils. The impact of German and European demands on soils and land in a local and international context, and the resulting political…