2015 celebrates the international year of soils

20.01.2015 By: Transfer LBC & FAO

Last 5th of December 2014, the International Year of Soils 2015 officially kicked off on World Soil Day.

The Rome event, entitled "Soils, a foundation for family farming" was officially opened in FAO Headquarters by Mr. José  Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.  In his opening remarks, the FAO Director-General highlighted the significant contribution of healthy soils "to achieve our food security and nutrition goals, to fight climate change and to ensure overall sustainable development". Mr. José  Graziano da Silva also pointed out that soils, though vital, are often forgotten, "The multiple roles of soils often go unnoticed. Soils don’t have a voice, and few people speak out for them. They are our silent ally in food production."

Soils are the foundation of family farming

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In this sense, the Consortium of the project OPERATION CO2 is proud to work for the protection of the soil through the implementation of agroforestry systems and forest conservation practices.