Healthy soils for a healthy life

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Our soils are in danger from expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use, pollution, overgrazing, and climate change, all of which compromise sustainable agriculture, food security, and the provision of ecosystem services. 

To draw attention to their plight, the United Nations declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and 5 December World Soil Day. 

Click on the image to see  the work of ISO’s technical committees to improve the quality of soils.

ISOFocus Soil

 

 

From ISO focus, November/December 2015

Published in environment.