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International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life

International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life

8 October 2015

After two years of intensive research, 2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the 68th UN General Assembly.

The International Year of Soils aims to be a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management.

Soil is a limited natural resource and is non-renewable on a human time scale. Soils are the foundation for food, animal feed, fuel and natural fibre production, the supply of clean water, nutrient cycling and a range of ecosystem functions. 

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