Oikon official partner of Global Soil Partnership

11th September 2017 – Oikon Ltd. has become an official partner of FAO’s Global Soil Partnership whose one of the key objectives is to improve the governance and promote sustainable management of soils.

Approximately 33% of our global soils are degraded and policy makers around the world are exploring opportunities to embrace sustainable development via the sustainable development goals. Since its creation in 2012, the GSP has become an important partnership where global soil issues are discussed and addressed by multiple stakeholders. Key outputs demonstrate that the partnership was needed to fill an existing gap in the promotion of sustainable soil management. Among those outputs are the:

  • Establishment of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils
  • Submission of the proposal for a UN World Soil Day (5 December) and the International Year of Soils 2015
  • Preparation of the revised World Soil Charter
  • Production of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources report
  • Establishment of Regional Soil Partnerships
  • Development of capacities in developing countries on digital soil mapping
  • Development of Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management
  • Establishment of national soil information systems

For more information visit: www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/en/

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