On 24 April 2013 at the 146 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Council, FAO member Countries endorsed the request from the Kingdom of Thailand in the framework of the GSP for the proclamation of the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015. The IYS will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management as the basis for food systems, fuel and fibre production, essential ecosystem functions and better adaptation to climate change for present and future generations.
The Society will be planning a series of events for a range of audiences throughout the year so look out for further information coming soon.
If you have an idea for an event that the Society could get involved with to promote soil awareness in 2015 then please contact us - we are keen to involve as many people, organisations and institutions as possible as we celebrate this vital natural resource.
The IUSS International Year of Soils Events can be found here