New FAO online courses

Using land-cover information to monitor progress on Sustainable Development Goal 15 This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of land-cover data and its use for monitoring progress towards the achievement of international agreed goals, such as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, with a practical focus on its Indicators 15.3.1 (proportion of land that is […]

[WEBINAR] ILCN Webinar: Adapting land conservation tools to recognize cultural values, practices, and access for Indigenous peoples

Upcoming Webinars from the ILCN and Partners ILCN Webinar: Adapting land conservation tools to recognize cultural values, practices, and access for Indigenous peoples 17:00-18:30 ET Wednesday 28 February 9:00-10:30 AEST Thursday 29 February Online Join ILCN Regional Representative for Australasia, Cecilia Riebl, and a panel of experts to explore how land trusts and other conservation organizations are […]

[CALL FOR ABSTRACTS] International miCROPe Symposium, July 15-18, 2024, Vienna, AUSTRIA – Early registration & abstract submission open

The miCROPe 2024 Symposium “Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges and needs” is taking place from July 15-18, 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The call for abstract submission is now open. If you are interested, visit the event’s webpage: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS until March 25, 2024! EARLY REGISTRATION register before April 8, 2024 and save on reduced registration […]

Digital Soil Mapping – SoilGrids

SoilGrids is a system for digital soil mapping based on global compilation of soil profile data and environmental layers. Maps of the following soil properties are available: pH, soil organic carbon content, bulk density, coarse fragments content, sand content, silt content, clay content, cation exchange capacity (CEC), total nitrogen as well as soil organic carbon […]

[EVENTS] Nati00ns’ Thematic events

Save the Dates for the Next Thematic Events! “Beyond Gender Barriers in the Agrifood System: Innovative Women Improving Food & Soil Health” will take place online on January 11, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:30 CET. You can register here. “Industry engagement for sustainable soil health: Joining living labs“ will take place online on 18 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET. You […]


Join us at the Climate Classroom @ COP28! COP28 is now just two weeks away and we’re very pleased to announce that our flagship initiative “The Climate Classroom” will be returning for an 11th time, complete with a brand-new look! The Climate Classroom offers a free and short interactive learning experience that is designed to […]

UNCCD data dashboard

 Global funding to combat desertification, land degradation and drought reached $5 billion in 2016-2019.  Ahead of UNCCD CRIC21 in Samarkand, explore more findings from the new UNCCD Data Dashboard!

International Day for Rural Women 2023

Lentil Commercialization in Ethiopia through the Lens of Gender Equity The commercialization of cash crops has long been hailed as a pathway to economic development and improved livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries but is known not to benefit women and men equally. A new study funded by CGIAR’s Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Initiative […]

Global Symposium on Soils and Water (GSOWA23)

 Exciting news! The Global Symposium on Soils and Water (GSOWA23) is taking place in a hybrid format from October 2nd to 5th, 2023. GSOWA23 is a science-policy symposium dedicated to examining the relationship between soil and water for resilient agrifood systems. Key objectives include: Identifying knowledge gaps and management challenges in changing environments. Sharing sustainable […]

Kick-off meeting del progetto SOILS4MED (“SOIL health monitoring and information systems FOR sustainable soil management in the MEDiterranean region”)

Nei giorni 26-28 settembre 2023 nell’incantevole cornice di Porto Conte si è svolto il Kick-off meeting del progetto SOILS4MED (“SOIL health monitoring and information systems FOR sustainable soil management in the MEDiterranean region”). SOILS4MED, un progetto da 4.1 milioni di EURO coordinato da UNISS (Centro NRD) e finanziato dal programma PRIMA, è attualmente il maggiore […]

[call] Open PhD position: Global assessment of non-rainfall water inputs in the world’s desert soils

Field campaigns will be conducted at: The Negev Desert, Israel (main site) / The Atacama Desert, Chile / The Gobi Desert, China / The Sonora Desert, Mexico/USA  / The Western Desert, Australia Required background: We seek candidates with a background in micrometeorology, soil science, environmental science, hydrology, or physical geography, and an excellent command of […]

SUMMER SCHOOL – Integrated Land Use Systems

The University of Freiburg is offering a masters level course on integrated land use systems. The course will be in a hybrid format and will run from June 26th to July 14th, with the in person portion of the course taking place in Freiburg from July 2nd to 11th. In this course, there will be a […]

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UPEACE and UNISS sign MoU to collaborate on research and academic programs

A high-level delegation from the University for Peace (UPEACE), led by Rector Prof. Francisco Rojas Aravena, has arrived in Italy 🇮🇹 and signed an MoU with the University of Sassari, represented by Vice Rector Prof. Andrea Fausto Piana. The two universities will collaborate on research and academic programs, starting with a PhD in Land Degradation […]