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Healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production.









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    Soils are the Foundation for Vegetation which is cultivated or managed for feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products 2015
    Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as a water holding tank, and serving as the substrate to which plants anchor their roots. In return, vegetation, tree cover and forests prevent s oil degradation and desertification by stabilizing the soil, maintaining water and nutrient cycling, and reducing water and wind erosion. As global economic growth and demographic shifts increase the demand for vegetation, animal feed and vegetation by products such as wood, soils are put under tremendous pressure and their risk of degradation increases greatly. Managing vegetation sustainably—whether in forests, pastures or grasslands—will boost its benefits, including timber, fodder and food, in a way meets society’s needs while conserving and maintaining the soil for the benefit of present and future generations.
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    Des sols sains sont le fondement d’une production alimentaire saine 2015
    La fonction la plus largement reconnue des sols est leur soutien à la production alimentaire. Les sols sont les fondements de l’agriculture et le milieu dans lequel presque toutes les espèces végétales alimentaires s’enracinent et poussent. En effet, on estime que 95 pour cent de notre nourriture est produite directement ou indirectement grâce à nos sols. Des sols sains fournissent les nutriments essentiels, l’eau, l’oxygène et le support pour les racines dont nos espèces végétales alimentaires ont besoin pour pousser et se développer. Les sols servent également de tampon pour protéger les racines fragiles des plantes face aux fluctuations importantes de température.
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    Promoting Sustainable Soil Management through the Global Soil Partnership - GCP/GLO/650/RUS 2019
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    Soils provide the foundation for healthy food production and rural development, thereby contributing to global food security. As complex and dynamic systems, soil properties vary greatly and are susceptible to deterioration as the intensification of production and demand for productive soils increase. Sustainable soil management is fundamental to reversing the growing trend of soil degradation, including erosion, loss of soil biodiversity and nutrients, compaction, acidification, salinization and pollution. Within this perspective, this project supported the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) efforts to promote sustainable soil management and execute the Regional Implementation Plan of Eurasia.
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    Book (stand-alone)
    Soils are the Foundation for Vegetation which is cultivated or managed for feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products 2015
    Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as a water holding tank, and serving as the substrate to which plants anchor their roots. In return, vegetation, tree cover and forests prevent s oil degradation and desertification by stabilizing the soil, maintaining water and nutrient cycling, and reducing water and wind erosion. As global economic growth and demographic shifts increase the demand for vegetation, animal feed and vegetation by products such as wood, soils are put under tremendous pressure and their risk of degradation increases greatly. Managing vegetation sustainably—whether in forests, pastures or grasslands—will boost its benefits, including timber, fodder and food, in a way meets society’s needs while conserving and maintaining the soil for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Des sols sains sont le fondement d’une production alimentaire saine 2015
    La fonction la plus largement reconnue des sols est leur soutien à la production alimentaire. Les sols sont les fondements de l’agriculture et le milieu dans lequel presque toutes les espèces végétales alimentaires s’enracinent et poussent. En effet, on estime que 95 pour cent de notre nourriture est produite directement ou indirectement grâce à nos sols. Des sols sains fournissent les nutriments essentiels, l’eau, l’oxygène et le support pour les racines dont nos espèces végétales alimentaires ont besoin pour pousser et se développer. Les sols servent également de tampon pour protéger les racines fragiles des plantes face aux fluctuations importantes de température.
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    Promoting Sustainable Soil Management through the Global Soil Partnership - GCP/GLO/650/RUS 2019
    Also available in:
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    Soils provide the foundation for healthy food production and rural development, thereby contributing to global food security. As complex and dynamic systems, soil properties vary greatly and are susceptible to deterioration as the intensification of production and demand for productive soils increase. Sustainable soil management is fundamental to reversing the growing trend of soil degradation, including erosion, loss of soil biodiversity and nutrients, compaction, acidification, salinization and pollution. Within this perspective, this project supported the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) efforts to promote sustainable soil management and execute the Regional Implementation Plan of Eurasia.

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