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Biodiversity and soil diversity are featured in FAO's book project. Image: FAO Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)FAO Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)

FAO launches soil biodiversity for kids

Ten stories to explain soil biodiversity. A new initiative by FAO raise awareness among children about the ecosystem's role.
Adding rice husk to soil helps reduce arsenic and cadmium contamination in plants. Photo: WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Rice husk residue provides a sustainable solution to contaminated plants and soils

Delaware University: the addition of rice husk prevents plant contamination thus protecting the health of billions of people
Costa Rica unveiled two measures designed to re-carbonise soils, and cash environmental services under the RECSOIL program. Photo: Åsa Berndtsson Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Åsa Berndtsson Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

How Recsoil operation is promoting soil quality in Costa Rica

Costa Rica wants to increase soil carbon capture through the Recsoil program. With climate neutrality looming in the background
Different management strategies and soil properties influence carbon sequestration ability. Data processing is therefore crucial in order to design a global soil map. Photo: Nandan CC0 - Free to Use, Attribution OptionalNandan CC0 - Free to Use, Attribution Optional

A new map will reveal the CO2 sequestration potential of our soils

FAO is providing regional training sessions on data processing through the GSOCseq program. Its goal? To provide a map of soil carbon capture potential under a variety of scenarios. An extra tool to protect climate and soil health
Madrid is getting greener. The five Urban Forest projects have been approved. The concept? restoring the land and its ecosystems in a 75 km ring around the Spanish capital. Photo: Pixabay License- Free for commercial use, attribution not requiredPixabay License- Free for commercial use, attribution not required

Madrid launches its Urban Forest: a 75 km green ring

Urban forest getting started: the Spanish capital announces the winning projects The goal? To protect soil, climate and ecosystems
According to U.S. scientists, soil analysis could help predict forests' behavior in climate mitigation. Photo: Aiko, Thomas & Juliette+Isaac Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: Aiko, Thomas & Juliette+Isaac Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Which are the best performing trees for climate mitigation? Soil tells us

Soil microbes influence trees' behavior and forests' impact on climate change, says a study by Indiana University.
A farmer at work in Bangladesh. Also operating in Malawi and Burkina Faso, FAO's project in the Asian country aims to tackle micronutrient deficiencies in the soil that lead to so-called "hidden hunger". Photo: Ben Pederick, Good Morning Beautiful Films Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: Ben Pederick, Good Morning Beautiful Films Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Fortified rice to tackle malnutrition: Bangladesh faces the micronutrient challenge

The Soils for Nutrition project goes ahead in Bangladesh. Three agriculture sites bet on fortified rice and best practises for land management
Products such as compost can increase fertility and carbon sequestration. But retention and emission levels depend on many factors. Photo: Falk Negrazius Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: Falk Negrazius Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

More fertility, less emissions. A new project will identify the best mix for soil and climate

CREA center launches the SOMMIT project to identify the best trade-off between fertility, CO2 sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions.
Armenia, the capital of the department of Quindío. The reconversion of the city's arena is one of the many projects carried out in the country in order to preserve and promote biodiversity. Photo: young shanahan Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: young shanahan Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

No more bullfighting: a Colombian arena becomes a biodiversity vehicle

From bullfighting to biodiversity. How a former Colombian bullring will be transformed into a garden. An awareness-raising project in a country that has already set an ambitious program for the protection of its native species
The EU EJP SOIL Programme aims to develop solutions for climate-smart management of agricultural soils. Photo: Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ten EU research projects for soil and climate

EJP Soil, the joint EU research program on climate and soil, gets into action. From sustainable agriculture to CO2 sequestration, there is a wide range of issues to explore. The goal? Providing new solutions for Europe and the Planet.