2015 is the International Year of Soils!

Looks like soils are finally getting some well-deserved recognition! The UN General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the “IYS aims to be a platform for raising awareness of the importance of soils for food security and essential eco-system functions.” ForĀ full objectives for the IYS and other great resources check out these sites:

http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/iys-2015/en/

http://magazine.good.is/articles/international-year-of-soil