Welcome to the international year of soils
The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils – a great opportunity to focus attention on, the world’s most precious resource. Soil is essential for the production of our food.
However, soil has even greater significance; it is a critical part of our ecosystems: it stores and filters water; improves resilience to floods and droughts, and plays a key role in the carbon cycle.
Some key facts to help explain the importance of our soils on earth: