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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 15: Life on Land

Description

Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil, called the pedosphere, has four important functions:

  • as a medium for plant growth
  • as a means of water storage, supply and purification
  • as a modifier of Earth's atmosphere
  • as a habitat for organisms

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Soil

CoverCropNet
Clay Pipe Collectors Circle International
Nordic Society for Clay Research / Est. 2014
Asia Florists' Association
International Humic Substances Society / Seville, Spain / Est. 1981
Central American Association of Flower Therapists / Est. 2001
ISRIC - World Soil Information / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1966
Faculté internationale de pédologie
International Committee for Horticultural Congresses / Est. 1927
International Professional Horticultural Federation / Est. 1923
Liatris International / Est. 1985
European Turfgrass Society / Quinto Vicentino, Italy / Est. 2007
Agriculture and Agro-Industry including Fisheries Programme of Research and Technological Development / Est. 1992
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
Inter-African Committee of Experts and Consultants on Soils / Est. 1978
Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe / Sydney NS, Canada
International Bean Yield and Adaptation Nursery
International Centre for Soil Conservation Information / Est. 1983
International Soil Conservation Organization / Honolulu HI, USA / Est. 1983
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
International Erosion Control Association / Aurora CO, USA / Est. 1972
Benelux Society for Horticultural Science / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1996
Organic Reclamation and Composting Association / Est. 1991
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration / Val-David QC, Canada / Est. 1983
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group / London, UK / Est. 1994

View all profiles (109 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Soil

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Particulate atmospheric pollution
Soil infertility
Radioactive fallout
Soil erosion
Angel dust
Soil degradation
Natural environment degradation
Soil erosion by water
Metal contamination of soil
Pesticide destruction of soil fauna and micro-organisms
Threatened alluvial forests habitats
Soil-transmitted diseases
Soil pollution
Soil compaction
Dust storms
Lead as a health hazard at work
House dust
Volcanic dust
Health hazards of asbestos
Uncontrolled river erosion
Deterioration in soil fertility
Dust
Land erosion brought about by site development
Limestone dust
Expansive soils

Action Strategies relating to Soil

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Improving soil management
Decomposing organic materials
Converting sewage waste into compost
Integrating sources of plant nutrients to sustain soil fertility
Using stress-tolerant plant materials for rehabilitating land
Fertilizing soils
Using appropriate soil additives
Mapping soils
Mapping soil deficiency
Developing soil tillage
Encouraging soil conservation
Testing soil
Collecting soil
Developing geographically referenced soils
Reporting negligence by pedologists
Applying nitrogen to soil
Growing compost crops
Studying effects of poor soil management
Coping with soil deficiency
Ensuring competent soil inspectors
Neglecting research in pedology
Studying soil-transmitted diseases
Destroying alluvial forests
Protecting alluvial forests
Researching soil infertility

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