Friday, 6 May 2016

International decade of soils announced (news)

The International Decade of Soils (2015-2024)

In the Vienna Soil Declaration of Dec. 7, 2015, the The International Union of Soil Science has identified the key roles played by soils in addressing the major resource, environmental, health and social problems which humanity is facing. In the course of the conference ‘Celebration of International Year of Soils 2015’ the International Decade of Soils 2015-2024 was proclaimed by Rainer Horn, IUSS President. The International Decade of Soils shall  be a continuation of the efforts made during 2015. It will be marked by a number of activities on the national and international levels. Furthermore, a public outreach campaign is envisaged to show the emotional and cultural relevance of soils as well as forging partnerships with other international organisations.

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