Update from Global Soil Partnership

Feb 23, 2021 | News

FAO Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (SPI UNCCD) are hosting the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI21). In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium has been postponed to 19 – 22 April 2021 and will be held in a virtual format from 13:00 to 16:00 CET. GSOBI21 combines policy and science to shed a light on soil biodiversity as a nature-based solution to many of today’s global challenges.


The International Network of Salt-Affected Soils (INSAS) aims to facilitate the sustainable and productive use of salt-affected soils for food security, agricultural sustainability and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Fill in the online form to join the INSAS network and mark your agenda for its first meeting (25 – 26 March 2021).

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