Objectives of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources

 

Objectives of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources

  • To establish a framework for harmonizing ongoing soil classification
  • To reach international agreement on the major soil groups to be recognized at a global scale
  • To establish criteria and methodologies for defining and separating the major soil groups
  • To facilitate exchange of information and experience on soils
  • To provide a common scientific language
  • To strengthen applications of soil science
  • To enhance communication with other disciplines