President's corner. International Year of Soils 2015: what role social science?

Lawrence, Geoffrey (2015) President's corner. International Year of Soils 2015: what role social science?. Colombia, MO, USA, International Rural Sociology Association.

Author Lawrence, Geoffrey
Title President's corner. International Year of Soils 2015: what role social science?
Place of publication Colombia, MO, USA
Publisher International Rural Sociology Association
Publication date 2015-03-10
Series IRSA World
Total pages 1 Scholarly blog entry
Language eng
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The UN General Assembly has declared this year the International Year of Soils. The aim is to increase awareness about the importance of soils to the planet’s future. How can rural sociologists – and other social scientists – become involved?

Soils are a critical resource. They are crucial in supplying food and providing the ecosystem services that regenerate the planet via the carbon cycle, the cleaning and storage of water, and supporting a biodiverse array of life. Yet, soils are under threat from practices designed to improve human access to foods and fibres...
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Created: Fri, 10 Apr 2015, 09:27:18 EST by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrence on behalf of School of Social Science