Soils are Endangered, but the Degradation can be Rolled Back



Population growth, industrialization and climate change threaten soil health
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14 Dirty Photos That Show Why Soil Matters



Let’s face it: we treat soil like dirt. And for all our sakes, we shouldn’t. That’s the sweeping conclusion of the Status of the World's Soil Resources Report, the United Nations’ first worldwide assessment of the Earth’s soils.
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We Can Only Ignore the Soil Crisis for so Long



Just a handspan of earth lies between us and oblivion. Yet our Government is standing by as more of it is washed away every day. 
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It’s Alive! 200 Billion Reasons Why Soil is Important, March 2015



One cup of soil contains more than 200 billion organisms. Some of these benefit plants by helping the roots “ingest” nutrients. Others are antagonistic and may hamper plant growth.
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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil, 9 March 2015



Fort Worth — Gabe Brown is in such demand as a speaker that for every invitation he accepts, he turns down 10 more. At conferences, like the one held here at a Best Western hotel recently, people line up to seek his advice.
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Why Soils? Highlights from the 2015 Soil Atlas, 6 March 2015



Soils are finally starting to get the explicit recognition they deserve as a fundamental and irreplaceable global resource. To further discuss and celebrate the importance of soils, the third annual Global Soil Week will be held in Berlin from April 19-23.
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Q&A with David Guerena of One Acre Fund, 25 Fev 2015



In honor of the UN International Year of Soils, David Guerena, soil scientist and agriculture innovations manager at One Acre Fund spoke about how he fell in love with soil and shares his hopes for the field of soil science going forward.
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FAO World Food Day, 6 Dec 2014



IFA speaks on the importance of soils

Morgane Danielou
Director Communication and Public Affairs
IFA - International Fertilizer Industry Association
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IFA announces funding for the International Year of Soils, 15 Oct 2014

During the private sector meeting with FAO Director General Mr. Graziano Da Silva, IFA’s Director General Charlotte Hebebrand announced the fertilizer industry’s financial support to the implementation of the International Year of Soils. IFA will donate 50,000 euros to the Global Soil Partnership to support communication campaigns around the need for fertile soils.
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Highlights from the First Ever World Soil Day



The first World Soil Day on 5 December launched the International Year of Soils and highlighted the vital role soil plays around the world in global food and nutritional security.
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Talking Dirt - 15 Ways Soil is Getting Healthier



It’s time to start talking dirt as we enter the United Nations’ International Year of Soils! Soil is the natural resource responsible for providing the vital nutrients our crops need to grow strong, healthy and abundant, yet its health has been overlooked in the global food security debate.
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