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Thursday, 3 December 2015

World Soil Day 2015, December 5th.

 Всемирный день почвы, 5 декабря.
 世界土壤日, 12月5日.
 World Soil Day, 5 december.
 Día Mundial del Suelo, 05 de diciembre.
 Journée mondiale des sols, le 5 décembre.
 يوم التربة العالم، 5 ديسمبر.






 Тема 2015: "Почвы прочную основу для жизни»
 2015年主題:了堅實的基礎生活
Theme 2015 : 'Soils a solid ground for life'
 Tema de 2015: 'suelos una base sólida para la vida'
 Thème 2015: «sols une base solide pour la vie»
 موضوع عام 2015: "التربة أرضية صلبة للحياة"


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Soil Day 2015.

Sustainable soil management is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals — many of which reflect the centrality of soils to sustain life, food, and water.
We need to ensure the sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystems while we combat climate change and its impacts.  The carbon sequestration capacity of soils is an essential contribution to mitigating climate change.
The challenge before us is clear.  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 33 per cent of global soils are already degraded.  This trend must be reversed through sustainable soil management practices.
Soils are the foundation of food systems.  They are critical for achieving food security and nutrition.  Only healthy soils will produce healthy food with the best nutritional value possible.  They also aid the production of pharmaceuticals and genetic resources — and contribute to water storage and purification.
Let us promote sustainable soil management rooted in proper soil governance and sound investments.  Together, we can promote the cause of soils, a truly solid ground for life.

Ban Ki-moon 
United Nations Secretary-General


 FORUM : The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.



Special event on the occasion of the World Soil Day celebration and closure of the International Year of the Soils 2015 – “Soils, a solid ground for life” (co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Italy, Qatar and Thailand, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)).

World Soil Day campaign

EVENTS :  

 The WSD 2015 will be celebrated on the 4th of December at FAO headquarters in Rome and FAO regional offices. National events will also be organized so make sure to regularly check the map of the WSD2015 events and/or register your event. The theme for this year will be “Soils a solid ground for life”.




 

Event title: Closing event of the 2015 International Year of Soils
Organizer: European Commission and the authorities of the regions Brussels Capital, Flanders and Wallonia
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Brussels Environment Site of Tour et Taxis 86 C/3000, av. du Port 1000 Brussels


Event title: Soil and water resources for sustainable agriculture
Organizer: Technological Education Institute of Epirus, Dept. Agricultural Technology, Lab of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
Date: 7 Dec 2015 - 7 Dec 2015
Location: TEIEP Kostakioi Campus, FLA Building, Room B1

Event title: Celebration of International Year of Soils 2015 – Achievements and Future Challenges
Organizer: IUSS, Joint FAO/IAEA
Date: 7 Dec 2015 - 7 Dec 2015
Location: Vienna International Centre, Vienna

Event title: World Soil Day Movie Night
Organizer: Colville Tribes Environmental Trust Program
Date: 7 Dec 2015 - 7 Dec 2015
Location: Colville Tribal Government Center

Event title: World Soil Day 2015- Discover the treasure in your hands
Organizer: Voluntary Service Overseas ICS Team, Ilesa
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Nigeria Ilesa- Igangan


Event title: Awareness about Soil testing & Soil health
Organizer: Gujarat State fertilizers & Chemicals Limited
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Vadodatra


Event title: World Soil Day Celebration 2015 in India
Organizer: Department of Soil Survey and Soil Conservation, Kerala
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Event title: Young Scientists Conference in International Year of Soils 2015
Organizer: Yazd University
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Yazd

Event title: Voiceless Soils – Conserve and utilize it for building a food-secured Nepal.
Organizer: Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepalese Society of Soil Science, and FAO of UN
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Kathmandu

Event title: International Soil Health Day and SHC distribution
Organizer: Krishi Vigayan Kendra,BAU-Ranchi
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Gamharia

Event title: Celebrate Soil - Know Soil, Know Life
Organizer: DEDJTR VIC GOV and Soil Science Australia
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: ACMI, The Cube, Melbourne and Federation Square

Event title: Save our soils
Organizer: Hyderabad Chapter Indian society of soil science
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Hyderabad
Website: issshyd.org

Event title: Soil Profile Study on World Soil Day, 2015
Organizer: Centurion University of Technology and Management
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Paralakhemundi, Gajapati, Odisha, India

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 at Discovery Park of America
Organizer: Discovery Park of America & The University of Tennessee at Martin
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Discovery Park of America

Event title: Soil day 2015 : la vita sotto i nostri piedi
Organizer: Consiglio dell'Ordine Nazionale dei Dottori Agronomi e dei Dottori Forestali.
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Città dell’Altra Economia, Largo Dino Frisullo

Event title: Ethiopian Soil Campaign: World Soil Day 2015
Organizer: Ethiopian Soil Campaign Consortium, led by Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource and having various development organizations as active organizers
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa

Event title: Celebrate World Soil Day 2015 at Hawkwood College
Organizer: CCANW Biodynamic Association and British Society of Soil Science
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

Event title: Cuarto Seminario sobre Manejo y Conservación del Suelo y Agua en Chiapas
Organizer: José Luis Arellano Monterrosas, Juan Alberto Rodríguez Morales, Jaime López Martínez y Silvia Ramos Hernández
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Centro de Convenciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas en Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

Event title: Super Soils
Organizer: The Edible Gardening Team, James Hutton Institute and British Society of Soil Science
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Atrium, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Event title: ERG CONFERENCE 2015 'Advances in Ecological Research and Soil Sustainability'
Organizer: Ecology Research Group, Canterbury Christ church University
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Canterbury

Event title: International Seminar on "Soil Health for Sustainable Future (SHSF 2015)"
Organizer: Department of Environmental Science
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Salem, Tamil Nadu

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 in Egypt
Organizer: Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University

Event title: Fair@Square: Unearthing Goodness - From Soil to Shelf
Organizer: Moral Fairground
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 6 Dec 2015
Location: Federation Square, Melbourne

Event title: Sols, Biodiversité et Climat
Organizer: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
Date: 5 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Event title: Festive Family Saturday and Christmas Market 2015
Organizer: Hauer & Wirth
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Event title: VI Mullapäev – mõeldes Eestimaa mustale kullale – mullale! / Soil Day Celebration
Organizer: Estonian Soil Science Society
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

Event title: III Simpósio Agrarista da UBAU em comemoração ao Dia Mundial do Solo
Organizer: União Brasileira dos Agraristas Universitários - UBAU - www.ubau.org.br
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Porto Alegre


Event title: Soils Conference 2015
Organizer: Universidad del Valle
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Valle University, Auditorium 2, CUV Meléndez Campus

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 Celebration in Hollidaysburg.
Organizer: Seed-Balls.com
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Hollidaysburg, PA

Event title: World soil day 2015 celebration activity in Canada
Organizer: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Event title: Celebration of Soil
Organizer: Utah State University and USGS
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: USU Moab


Event title: The soils in the region of Western Greece – Future challenges
Organizer: TEI of Western Greece
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Western Greece

Event title: Soils and urban ecosystems
Organizer: Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Unitied Nation University-LRT, Icelandic UN associations
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Kaffi Loki Skolavordustig

Event title: Awareness on the importance of soil
Organizer: Green Club, The American college, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2015
Location: Madurai Tamilnadu Indiua

Event title: Open Day for Soil Ecology Institute
Organizer: VermEcology (vermecology@gmail.com)
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Nogeyama Yokohama

Event title: Organic Production and Soil Health
Organizer: Agricultural Land Management Division
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: University of the West Indies Mona

Event title: Jornada Día Internacional del Suelo 2015
Organizer: AACS - INBA (CONICET-UBA)
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Pabellón Bioquímica Facultad Agronomía UBA

Event title: Showcasing our soils on World Soil Day 2015 in Victoria, Australia.
Organizer: WEST GIPPSLAND CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Inverloch Community Centre 16 A'Beckett Street, Inverloch

Event title: Lecture ''Making Soil Science Sexy''
Organizer: The Tasmanian Branch of Soil Science
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building, 20 Castray Esplandade, Hobart waterfront


Event title: World Soil Day 2015 in Montenegro
Organizer: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Montenegro

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 'Soils, a solid ground for life'
Organizer: The Pacific Comunity
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Nabua

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 Celebration in Chicago.
Organizer: Dr. Bala Chaudhary
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago


Event title: Vernissage of The Soil Museum _ MIdA
Organizer: The MIdA Foundation - Integrated Museum of the Environment
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Pertosa (SA)

Event title: WSD 2015 FAO celebration
Organizer: FAO
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: FAO

Event title: 3 actions for the soils
Organizer: Naturefriends Greece
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
Location: 72, Antheon, 72, 12461, Chaidari - Athens

Event title: IPLA WORLD SOIL DAY 2015
Organizer: IPLA- Regione Piemonte
Date: 4 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: Turin

Event title: World Soil Day 2015 -UBC
Organizer: UBC Soil, Water & Sustainability Group, Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS)
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: H. R. MacMillan Building (2357 Main Mall)


Event title: Jornada Nacional por el Día Mundial del Suelo 2015 in Cuba
Organizer: Cuban Society of Soil Science and Soil Institute
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Havana

Event title: Colloque de la Journée Mondiale des Sols 2015 ''Les sols et le climat''
Organizer: Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Energie (MEDDE) et du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt (MAAF)
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Salle Monnerville, Palais du Luxembourg 26 ter, rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris


Event title: Travelling Field Workshop on Awareness regarding Soil Health in students and farmers
Organizer: ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Regional Research Station, Chhalesar, Agra 282006 India
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Regional Research Station Chhalesar, Agra, 282006

Event title: World Soil Day Meetup in International Year of Soils 2015 at World's Biggest Soil Museum
Organizer: Green Fingerprints Organization
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

Event title: World Soil Day Talk and Discussion - The Soil Under Our Feet: Re-discovering Our Most Important Natural Resource
Organizer: Dr. Richard G. Donald, Hilary Skov-Nielson
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Halifax Central Library

Event title: Weltbodentag- International Meeting Soilmap
Organizer: Fachabteilung Landentwicklung
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: AMT DER NÖ LANDESREGIERUNG, ST. PÖLTEN LANDHAUSPLATZ 1 , HAUS 12 3100 ST. PÖLTEN

Event title: Soil Health for Sustainable Future (SHSF - 2015)
Organizer: Department of Environmental Science, Periyar University, Salem, TN, India
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Event title: Lanzamiento del Sello Conmemorativo del Año Internacional de los Suelos 2015
Organizer: El Comité Nacional del Año Internacional de los Suelos, integrado por FAO, MGAP (Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca), MVOTMA (Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente), UdelaR (Universidad de la República), INIA (Institu
Date: 3 Dec 2015 - 3 Dec 2015
Location: Facultad de Agronomía – UdelaR, Av. Garzón 780, Montevideo

Event title: World Soils Day 2015 Event ''A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself''
Organizer: Portcullis House
Date: 2 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Location: Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster London

Event title: Dirt! The Movie
Organizer: Foxlowe Arts Centre Film Group
Date: 2 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Location: Foxlowe Arts Centre

Event title: COTE D'IVOIRE NATIONAL SOIL DAY CELEBRATION: SOIL AS DEVELOPMENT RESSOURCE
Organizer: IVORIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOIL SPECIALISTSL
Date: 2 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Location: KORHOGO

Event title: Distribution of Soil Health Cards on world soil day in collaboration with ST SIRI NGO WARANGAL TELANGANA
Organizer: ICAR-IIRR,Hyderabad in collaboration with S&T SIRI WARANGAL, Telangana, India
Date: 2 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Location: DRR Auditoium, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana


Event title: Svjetski dan zemljišta
Organizer: Ministry of agriculture and rural development
Date: 1 Dec 2015 - 1 Dec 2015
Location: University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica

Event title: Great Mud Pie Bake Off
Organizer: dirtgirlworld
Date: 1 Dec 2015 - 7 Dec 2015
Location: secret location soon to be announced!


Event title: Week Soils 2015 - FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium
Organizer: Chair of Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, FAO
Date: 30 Nov 2015 - 4 Dec 2015
Location: European Parliament

Event title: Year of Soils - Century of Environment - Age of awareness
Organizer: Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Unitied Nations University-LRT, Icelandic UN associations
Date: 25 Nov 2015 - 25 Nov

Event title: How to Combact Desertification?
Organizer: College of Agriculture / Baghdad University- Iraq
Date: 4 Oct 2015 - 4 Oct 2015
Location: Desertification Combact Dept./ College of Agriculture- Baghdad university


Our soils under threat



Publication :



 The first World Soil Charter (WSC) was conceived and formulated, negotiated and adopted by the FAO member countries in the 1981 FAO Conference. It was a major normative instrument agreed by member states, and that the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) was duty-bound to promote its principles. The challenges faced by the world have become more evident and severe in the intervening three decades.

 GSP Partners considered that the 13 principles listed in the charter are still valid, but needed to be updated and revised in light of new scientific knowledge gained over the past 30 years, especially with respect to new issues such as soil pollution and its consequences for the environment, climate change adaptation and mitigation and urban sprawl impacts on soil availability and functions. The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) was tasked to produce a new version of this WSC making use of wide consultations within the international soil community in order to assist with the process. Coinciding with 2015 the International Year of Soils, member countries during the 39th FAO Conference unanimously endorsed the new World Soil Charter as a vehicle to promote and institutionalize sustainable soil management at all levels.



Soil Atlas 2015

 The Soil Atlas 2015 presents facts and figures about earth, land and fields; its broad ranging significance and its current state in Germany, Europe and the world.





 The purpose of the report is to carry out the first ever global assessment of soils and soil change
The Status of the World's Soil Resources report (SWSR) will be released on 4 December in FAO headquarters, Rome.  The report will be officially launched at a high-level event in Rome which will also mark this year's celebration of World Soil Day and the official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soils.

What is the report about?

The report is based on the assessment of more than 200 environmental scientists of the state-of-knowledge on soil resources and soil change. It reports on the major soil changes globally and in more detail on regional changes. The report provides documented scientific data on soil erosion, soil organic carbon change, soil biodiversity changes, soil acidification, soil compaction, soil sealing, soil salinization and sodification, soil contamination, soil nutrient changes and water logging.

What is the purpose of the report? 

The purpose of the report is to carry out the first ever global assessment of soils and soil change based on an extensive review of published scientific literature.

Where can I access the report?
The report will be available for download directly from the FAO Document Repository.

Soil Renaissance

 Launched on Dec. 5, 2013, the Soil Renaissance is a movement to make soil health the cornerstone of land use management decisions, and bring attention to the critical role of healthy soils in vibrant natural resource systems.



     

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