Hear Barrie Bain Speak at the World Soil Day Event in Rome (from 0:50:00)

This event, at FAO Headquarters, is intended to celebrate World Soil Day 2015 and the closure of the International Year of Soils 2015, with similar events organized in all FAO Regional Offices.

Soils: Our Ally Against Climate Change

A look at how our Soils help to combat climate change in their role of sequestering CO2, and how our collective habits can damage this benefit .

Growing Smart Together

Growing Smart Together is a platform that gathers and shows diverse viewpoints from stakeholders and experts on topical issues in agriculture. This year’s topic: soils and their role on our livelihood.

Pablo Tittonell: Dishing up the Dirt

Pablo Tittonell, Professor and Chair of the Farming Systems Ecology Group at Wageningen University, argues that by taking advantage of soil’s natural processes a lot more land could be used productively, helping to meet the world’s growing food needs and to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint.

Support World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils 2015

Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.

Symphony of the Soil

This new documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, director of The Future of Food, is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. Filmed on four continents, it gives voice to an amazing cast of soil users : from scientists to farmers, activists to policy makers, historians to entrepreneurs featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers.

Roots for Growth

Launched by the global fertilizer industry “Roots for Growth” campaign highlights the important role which fertilizers play in addressing global food security responsibly, efficiently and sustainably.

Let's Talk About Soils

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
For more information visit globalsoilweek.org

Economics of Land Degradation

Video describes the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative.