Soils4Africa: Introduction

A short introduction of the project

Recordings: Soils4Africa webinar at the
FNSSA Stakeholders Engagement Week (June 03, 2021)

Playlist of recordings of the various sessions at the webinar (Click on the icon at the top right corner of the player <labelled '1/8'> to browse through the different recordings.

Better soil data for better soil management, and sustainable intensification of agriculture

Dr. Zacharie Segda from BUNASOLS, Burkina Faso, discusses how better soil data is necessary for improving soil management, and how better soil management is needed for sustainable intensification of agriculture in Africa.  Produced by: Soils4Africa

Soil biology and Agriculture (World Soil Day 2020)

On #WorldSoilDay2020 , Dr. Rachel Creamer (Chair, Soil Biology Group- Wageningen University) discusses how soil biology is inextricably linked to agriculture. Produced by: Soils4Africa

EU missions – Soil health and food

Land and soils are essential for all life-sustaining processes on our planet. They are the basis for the food we grow as well as for many other products such as feed, textiles, or wood. Soils also provide a range of ecosystem services which are important for clean water, supporting biodiversity or for cycling nutrients and regulating climate. Soils are highly dynamic and fragile systems - and they are a finite resource. It can take up to 1,000 years to produce 1cm of soil. Soils are facing pressures from an increasing population with demands on land for production, settlement and industries. Soils are also heavily affected by climate change, erosion and sea level rises. Approximately 33% of our global soils are degraded and in the EU, erosion is affecting 25% of agricultural land.
Produced by: FAO

Soil 101

An animated introduction to soils functions and threats.
Produced by: FAO

The Value of Soil

This film depicts the value of productive land in provision of ecosystem services and goes on to show the current rapid depletion of this valuable non-renewable resource.
Produced by: Economics of Land Degradation (ELD Initiative)