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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
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UNEP urges a new fertilizers policy for a sustainable agriculture

Fertilizer use is often excessive and inefficient. UNEP and FAO suggest the right way to manage them in order to protect soil and health
After many years of debate, FAO's Intergovernmental Technical Group on Soils has approved an official definition of healthy soil. PHOTO: FAO archive.FAO

What is healthy soil? FAO coins the official definition

The UN Agency's Intergovernmental Technical Group on Soils (ITPS) has defined healthy soil as "the ability to sustain productivity, diversity and environmental services of terrestrial ecosystems". A starting point for setting comparable indicators on sustainable land management
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