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 […]

COP28 CLIMATE CLASSROOM

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!  https://data.unccd.int/

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 […]

2023 FLARE Annual Meeting

The 2023 FLARE Annual Meeting will be held October 12-16 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme is: Linking Research and Action for Thriving Forests, Trees, and People. Submit your abstracts by May 15th for full consideration! Abstract guidelines, as well as more information on the main theme and sub-themes, can be found here. Abstracts are due May 15th, 2023 for full consideration.

INTEGRATING TENURE INTO LAND RESTORATION INITIATIVES 15-17 MAY 2023

FAO and UNCCD are organising a series of virtual regional webinars on integrating tenure into land restoration initiatives, which will take place from 15-17 May 2023. The aim is to raise awareness of the value of tenure security and its contribution to biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, ecosystem restoration, and climate change mitigation and adaptation while […]

FAO Drought Portal NOW ONLINE

FAO, as part of the global drought community, contributes to strengthening existing knowledge on Integrated Drought Management through the development of approaches and tools addressing drought in the agricultural sector. The FAO Drought Portal is a global knowledge-sharing platform for one-stop access to multiple resources to enhance the resilience of agriculture and improve food security. […]

ICPF 2023 – Call for Abstract

Deadline for Abstract submission : April 30, 2023 Results for the Abstract selection: June 20, 2023 Participants interested in presenting oral or poster presentations are invited to submit an abstract (in english) for ICPF 2023 which will take place from 7-10 November in Nairobi, Kenya. The list and descriptions of topics is available here If you have […]