2015: International Year of Soils

Published on December 13th, 2014

Intl Year Soils logo hi resThe Carbon Farming Course proudly supports the International Year of Soils.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

“The International Year of Soils will help us pave the road towards sustainable development for all and by all.”

 José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

The promotion of sustainable soil and land management is central ensuring a productive food system, improved rural livelihoods and a healthy environment. The following infographic helps to highlight how important soils are.

FAO-Infographic-IYS2015-en

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