Web page about Soil Biological Communites for 4th-6th grade students, developed by the Bureau of Land Management's National Science & Technology Center in Denver, Colorado, USA
Site of the cooperating Dutch earth science studies (in Dutch)
An introductory course on soil science and soil resources prepared by Wageningen University (in Dutch)
Site for primary school kids in project form (in Dutch)
Provides a link to educational sources for primary school children and their teachers
On-line lessons developed the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to meet the needs of lower-level undergraduate students in earth and environmental sciences
An educational source for primary school pupils
Provides links to some good places for learning about soils
Gives a virtual excursion and sample profiles for each WRB Reference Soil Group (1998 version), to be consulted in conjuction with the Lecture Notes
Pages for younger children, aimed to be a basic, fun introduction to geology, part of OneGeology
Teaching material on soils and soil degradation. Developed by the Department of Geology and Soil Science of the University of Gent (Dutch)
An interactive BBC workshop in which children aged 7-8 can test a variety of rocks in terms of their properties
Science projects and science experiments for kid’s grades 1 to 8 that is safe and fun to do. Various e-books range containing full step by step instructions.
Web site with ideas and advice for science projects for parents, teachers and carers wanting to explore science with children.
Web page for high school and older students, and adults developped by the Bureau of Land Management's National Science & Technology Center in Denver, Colorado, USA
Provides a comprehensive list of universities and learning institutions which maintain a soil science curriculum
An entry to the many aspects of soil
An educational resource for information on soil science
Because different locations around the world have different climates, topographies and support different kinds of organisms, soil types vary in colour, texture and mineral composition
Provides information on soils of arid regions of the U.S. and Israel
Terra preta: international and interdisciplinary program focussing on anthropogenic soils (also known as "terra preta") that are found in the Amazon basin.
Explores the many layers of soil, focusses on living beings in the soil and provides a soil safari
A toolkit for teachers of environmentally themed subjects and others active in environmental education. The Green Pack's interactive, multi-media presentation makes it a lively source of information for anyone interested in environmental challenges
An introduction to soil science and soil resources
A repository of soil information, from simple gardening tips to complex scientific studies and research
A virtual tour through the world underground
Pedologie - One of the modules in on-line learning about geography (in German)
ISRIC co-organised this seminar (21 March 2011)
Soil information of FAO's Land and Plant Nutrient Management Service
Portal that provides relevant information and services to the indian farming community and private sector through the use of information and communication technologies, to supplement the existing delivery channels provided for by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation.
The portal provides the end users with the ability to access services through an online platform at their door-step.
Informationen, Animationen und Filme rund um den Boden zur Verstärkung des Bodenbewusstsein (German site)
Compendium of on-line soil information, compiled by David Rossiter (ITC)
Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer
The European Digital Archive of Soil Maps links to an on-line collection of soil and related maps from Africa, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States of America, collated from ISRIC's holdings. Maps are presented full-scale, with thumbnail pictures and metadata for easy navigation
The thematic centre for soil-related data in Europe
Hosts European soil data and documentation associated to the European Soil Bureau Network and the European Commission's soil related activities
FAO's access point to global, regional and national reports and entry point to the WWW of information on natural resources
A directory to Earth science data and services
Information on the lands, soils, and geomorphology of arid regions
The Gateway to Community Mapping, PGIS & PPGIS
Comprehensive metadata database of data and models on the bio-geochemical dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems. Metadata contain links to data and models held by other data centers, including global and regional soil maps and data sets.
Soil Data Access is the name of a suite of web services and applications whose purpose is to meet requirements for requesting and delivering soil survey spatial and tabular data, that are not being met by the current Soil Data Mart and Geospatial Data Gateway websites
Worldwide portal to information on soil health
General Soil Map of Ireland and National Peatland map, both at 1:575,000 scale
Mapping individual counties at 1:127,560 scale for 44% of the country
Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and the rural environment
Gateway to Soil Health Information
The Environment Network of the United Nations Environment Programme
Global and regional data sets of soils and selected soil properties
The World Soil Resources office encourages and promotes the free exchange of natural resource data for the continued evolution of soils knowledge for sustainable uses and management of this life supporting resource
World Soil Surveys Archive and Catalogue (WOSSAC) :soil survey reports and maps produced by British companies and surveyors overseas in the last 80 years in 250 countries, with a view to ensuring their enduring availability and protection
Acid sulfate soils glossary
Canadian Soil Information Systems glossary
DPI Australia glossary
Glossary of soil science terms (from: SSSA)
Glossary of soil science terms (from: eusoils.jrc.it)
Landscaping and Soil Biology Glossary
A listing of the most commonly used terms and definitions associated with soils, agriculture, geology, and mineralogy. (University of St. Thomas)
Soil tectonics glossary
Distibuted network of Worldbank organisation
The Africa Rice Center (Cotonou) is a leading pan-African research organization with a mission to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa through research, development and partnership activities.
Bioversity (Rome) undertakes, encourages and supports research aimed at enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity to the world's most vulnerable communities
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali)
CIAT's mission is to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human health in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.
Center for International Forestry Research (Bogor)
CIFOR advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countrie. CIFOR conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
International Center for the improvement of Maize and Wheat (Mexico City)
To sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.
International Potato Center (Lima)
The International Potato Center works with partners to achieve food security, well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems in the developing world.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (Aleppo).
To contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through research and partnerships to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while ensuring the efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources
World Agroforestry Center (Nairobi)
ICRAF's mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and use its research to advance policies and practices that benefit the poor and the environment.
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arids Tropics (Patancheru)
ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.
International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington)
IFPRI seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty
International Institute for Tropical Agricukture (Ibadan)
IITA is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty
IITA focusses on cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava and maize
International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi)
ILRI works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and China
International Rice Research Institute (Los Baños)
IRRI develops new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help rice farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice in an environmentally sustainable way.
International Water Management Institute (Colombo)
IWMI's Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment.
IWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in the developing world/or in developing countries and through this contributes towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty, hunger and maintaining a sustainable environment
These links have not been assigned a group.
Soil test data from the State of West Bengal in India has been fed in and the fertiliser recommendation is provided to the farmers through the system. Such model may be developed for countries where manpower is scarce and farmers' queries on which crop to grow is satisfied.
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