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Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
News Story
12 June 2015
Save Our Soils event participants declare strong concensus about bringing soil higher on the political agenda

International experts in soil science, agriculture and microbiology gathered together in the Palladium in Malmö, Sweden, on the 20th of May to discuss the key challenges and developments in soil management today to an audience of policy makers, Skåne region representatives, fellow soil experts and university students.

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Video
12 June 2015
What is hummus and soil carbon content? Briefing with Rattan Lal at S.O.S. event

The Save Our Soils seminar provided a platform to address the great challenges we face and highlight the exciting opportunities we have in preserving our soils – from tackling erosion and food...

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Slides
5 June 2015
Breeding for life. How perennial crops keep the soil in place, increase fertility and sequester carbon in the soil

Presented by Sten Stymne at the seminar "Save our Soils" in Malmö, Sweden on May 20, 2015.

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Slides
3 June 2015
Saving our Soils How different agricultural practices affect soil health

Presented by Katarina Hedlund at the seminar "Save our Soils" on May 20 in Malmö, Sweden. 

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Slides
2 June 2015
Loosing ground – The historic links between soil erosion and the fall of civilizations

Presented by David R. Montgomery at the seminar Save Our Soils on May 20, 2015. 

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Slides
2 June 2015
The living soil – An introduction to the global scientific frontline of soil microbiology, and sustainable management of soil

Presented by Mary Scholes at the seminar Save Our Soils on May 20 in Malmö, Sweden. 

Trade and production
 
News Story
9 April 2015
Improving rainwater harvesting – the way forward for African agriculture?

Most of African agriculture is rain fed and access to other water resources is often very limited. Research and practice show that rainfall variability is becoming higher which increases risks of harvest failure. Moreover, in some areas of sub-Saharan Africa rainfall might even become 25% lower than today.

Trade and production
 
News Story
8 April 2015
Join the FAO #soils4life Instagram contest

2015 is the International Year of Soils and FAO is launching an Instagram contest in order to raise awareness about the importance of soils. Participants are encouraged to share all sorts of photos related to soils, their potential, functions but also their exploitation so as to shed light on a range of different issues.