Earth Soil Day 2017

On 20th April, the European coordination of People4Soil will send this open letter to the President of the EC Juncker, asking the European Commission to promote a framework directive on soil protection.

I Europa finns det inte längre någon civilrättslig lag som skyddar marken.

Att skydda marken med lagar är det huvudsakliga sättet att skydda människor, växter och djur. Utan en frisk, levande mark finns ingen framtid. Frisk, levande mark skyddar oss från miljökatastrofer, från klimatförändringar och från gifter över allt.

Över 400 föreningar har anslut sig som en del av People4Soil-koalitionen vilken ber EU om specifik reglering för skydd av marken, vilken är lika väsentlig för livet som vatten och luft.

We Are the Soil

Vanadana Shiva har skrivit en artikel i The Asian Age med rubiken ”We are the soil

Hon inleder artikeln så här:

We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same roots.

Vandana Shiva  är en indisk filosof och miljöaktivist verksam i bland annat antiglobaliseringsrörelsen. Hon är också en känd ekofeminist och internationell ambassadör av av Save Our Soils kampanjen.

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Tappa inte mark – tala om jord

Land Lantbruk publicerade den 15 januari artikeln ”Film om jord vill väcka debatt”.

De rapporterar där från Global Soil Week i Berlin i höstas. För att sätta fart på debatten om mänsklighetens behov av produktiva jordar hade IASS tagit fram filmen ”Let’s talk about soil” (Låt oss prata om jord) fram. Se den här.

Under temat ”Tappa mark” ägnade de fyra dagar åt att diskutera hur man kan öka beslutsfattares, företags och jordbrukares förståelse för jordarnas roll för världsvid tillgång till vatten, energi och säker livsmedelsförsörjning.

Man debatterade bland annat om EU behöver en jordskyddslagstiftning samt hur man kan styra markinvesteringar utan att varken förlora jordar eller öka fattigdomen bland lokalbefolkningen.

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International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015

The 68th United Nations General Assembly has designated the 5th of December as World Soil Day and declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The FAO Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Secre­tariat will serve as the Secretariat of the International Year of Soils and will establish an organizing committee composed by willing partners in order to prepare a joint plan of activities for the year. The GSP goal is to make IYS 2015 a memorable year demonstrating that the soils community can really contribute to the efforts for food security, hunger eradication, climate change adaptation, poverty reduction and sustainable development.

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Global Outlook Future Competition for Land and Water

With an expected world population of 9 billion people in 2050, the global need for Food, Feed, Fibre and Fuel has become a matter of high political concern.

In order to satisfy the ever increasing needs of “the four Fs”, there will be a progressively severe competition for limited land and water resources.

This will be highlighted from four different perspectives:
· Agricultural policies over the past 40 years – three cases (Speakers: Alan Swinbank, UK; Bill Winders, USA; Philipp Aerni, Switzerland. Moderator: Mats Morell, Sweden)
· Opportunities and challenges for farmers, researchers and business in the agricultural sector (Speakers: Robert Thomson, USA; John Pickett, UK; Marit Paulsen, Sweden; Elisabeth Gauffin, Sweden. Moderator: Bo Andersson, Sweden)
· Opportunities and challenges in the forestry sector (Speakers: Sten Nilsson, Swede; August Temu, Kenya; Jintao Xu, China; Jan-Erik Nylund, Sweden. Moderator: Björn Lundgren, Sweden)
· From knowing to acting – paths to a sustainable future (Speakers: Jacques Diouf, Senegal; Paul Alan Cox, USA; Susan Baker, UK. Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna, Sweden)

Date and time: Tuesday January 29 and […]

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December 5th is WORLD SOIL DAY

World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good. many events focussed on increasing the public awareness of soil and its contribution to humanity and the environment. it is held on December 5th because it corresponds with the official birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej ,The King of Thailand, who has officially sanctioned the event.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the framework of the Global Soil Partnership is organising a celebration of the:

“Securing healthy soils for a food secure world” A day dedicated to soils

On 5th December 2012 from 13:00-14.30 hours in Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO HQ, Rome

Read more here.

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