This week, the Global Soil Week conference takes place in Berlin. It’s part of a series of activities across the globe in the International Year of Soils.
In the past few weeks STEPS Director Ian Scoones has been reflecting on this vital resource in a series on his Zimbabweland blog. The articles look at some problems with how global soil statistics are used, the importance of context and difference, the uses of holistic approaches, some policy options and the ways forward for soil management in Africa.
Read the posts:
Soils for life: Some cautionary tales for the International Year of Soils
Homefields and outfields: different sites, different response to soil management
Why an integrated approach to soil management is essential
Policy options for African soils: learning lessons for future action
Soil management in Africa: ways forward
Image: Arid soils in Mauritania by Oxfam on Flickr (cc-by-nc-nd)