2015: International Year of Soils


The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils with specific objectives to raise awareness of the importance of soil for human life and interactions, promote and support sustainable ecosystem practices and promote soil monitoring and data collection. Healthy soils provide the foundation for food, fiber, fuel and medicinal production. Soils also help mitigate pollution and the effects of extreme weather events.

Plants that provide us with fuel, clothing, building materials and food grow in the soil. One element of soil science is learning more about soil principl...

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