Welcome to Global Soil Security

Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference

3rd Global Soil Security Conference

Call for papers now open.

The University of Sydney

Australia

4-6 December 2018


A partnership between the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Planetary Health Platform.


Soil security refers to the maintenance and improvement of the world’s soil resource to produce food, fibre and fresh water, while also contributing to energy and climate stability, maintaining biodiversity and protecting natural systems and human wellbeing more generally.


Planetary health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by re-thinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world.


Soil security is an essential foundation for planetary health because the vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found within soil or is reliant on soils and 97% of the world’s food comes from agricultural soils.


Conference Registration

Full Registration AUD400

Early Bird Registration AUD300

Full Student Registration AUD300

Early Bird Student Registration AUD250

Registration will open in July 2018.


Call for papers

The Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference Organising Committee are seeking papers on the five core dimensions of soil security:

  • Capability
  • Condition
  • Capital
  • Connectivity
  • Codification

as well as the wider issues of:

  • Soil security in the city
  • Connecting consumers to soil managers
  • Soil, provenance and health
  • Soil, biodiversity and health
  • Rethinking soil value
  • Soil and health in a circular economy
  • Public and private sector soil governance
  • Soil condition and health

Please use the Abstract Submission Proforma available here and forward your submission to sia.information@sydney.edu.au by Friday 29 June 2018. 

Soil Security - a quick visual overview

This short video is a snapshot of what the soil security concept is all about - Enjoy


Welcome

 

Soil scientists have long been telling us, 


'of the importance of soil to provide for our growing demand for food, water and energy, while at the same time meeting our exceptions that soil will provide ecosystem services that affect climate change, human health and maintain biodiversity'. 


Yet an overarching concept that brings together these biophysical and socio-economic perspectives of soil is still lacking and this has led to the launch of the Soil Security concept

About Us

Soil Security Dimensions

Explore the 5 dimensions that are used to secure your soil

Global Soil Security

 

is concerned with maintaining and improving the world’s soil resource to produce food, fibre and freshwater, maintain the biodiversity and ecosystem services and contribute to human health’



Events and Resoures

Discover our events and resources so you can explore Global Soil Security

Mapping Soil Security for Tasmania

The soil security has been mapped for Tasmania and published in Geoderma.

World Soil Day

As promised on FAO Global Events for World Soil Day here is our SOILINAR to celebrate World Soil Day 


Watch this video to learn about the recent advances in soil science and outreach, or you can also watch as a playlist, just click here