Soil security refers to the maintenance and improvement of the world’s soil resource to produce food, fibre and fresh water, while also contributing to energy and climate stability, maintaining biodiversity and protecting natural systems and human wellbeing more generally.
Planetary health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by re-thinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world.
Soil security is an essential foundation for planetary health because the vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found within soil or is reliant on soils and 97% of the world’s food comes from agricultural soils.
Aims of the conference:
- through multidisciplinary discourse, we will review, develop and synthesise the concepts of soil security and planetary health, focusing on the role of soil in overall planetary health.
- we will highlight to a wider audience key examples of threats to soil security and measures to improve soil security from across the planet.
- from improved understanding generated through the conference, we aim to provide clearer measurement systems and policy frameworks for stewardship and sustainable use of the Earth’s
Registration and Call for papers will open at the end of March 2018.
Full details on the conference website.