12 Oct 2023

Increasing soil carbon stocks is one option in our global toolbox to reach important targets such as the Paris Agreement commitments and EU Green Deal. International coordination of research on conserving and increasing soil carbon is essential. This will help us harness the co-benefits for climate change mitigation and adaptation, soil health and food security.

09 Oct 2023

European Union (EU) funded Horizon 2020 Soils4Africa project held its third Annual Project Meeting in May 2023 in Accra, Ghana. The gathering provided an opportunity to reflect on achievements and lessons learned so far by this four-year continent-wide project in Africa.

11 Sep 2023

At ISRIC – World Soil Information we have large global datasets, but often people would like to have data for a smaller area such as a single country. If you are looking for freely accessible, quality-assessed soil data for one or more countries, you can easily search for that using the new GraphQL API linked to the WoSIS (World Soil Information Service) database.

07 Sep 2023

On the surface of Mars, can we call the loose material covering the Red Planet ‘soil’? What are its characteristics compared to Earth’s soil and could it ever host human life? These questions are the basis of a new temporary exhibit at the ISRIC World Soil Museum which begins on Wednesday, September 13 called Red Planet Regolith: All about the fine dust that covers Mars.

06 Sep 2023

President of Moldova Maia Sandu visiting the World Soil Museum. Photo credit: Guy Ackermans

On Tuesday 5 September the ISRIC World Soil Museum was honored to host a very special guest: President of Moldova Maia Sandu. President Sandu visited the museum as part of her visit to Wageningen University & Research (WUR) to explore collaboration on agriculture, food security and climate change.

21 Aug 2023

Next week, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and ISRIC – World Soil Information are hosting the 2023 Wageningen Soil Conference. From Monday, August 28 – Friday, September 1, the conference takes place on WUR campus and is grouped around four topics: Soil for Society, Advances in Measuring and Modelling Soil Processes, Mapping and Evaluating Soil Functions across Scales, and Soil for Nature-Based Solutions.

You can find ISRIC – World Soil Information staff on the 2023 Wageningen Soil Conference programme at the following times:

Thursday, August 31

14 Aug 2023

ISRIC Guest Researcher David G. Rossiter presenting at the 4th Global Soil Security Conference. Credit: Global Soil Security Conference 2023

In June 2023, the 4th Global Soil Security Conference convened in Seoul, South Korea with more than 400 participants from more than 30 countries. Two representatives from ISRIC – World Soil Information presented at the conference:

06 Jul 2023

ORCaSa partners organised a webinar dedicated to MRV (Monitoring, Reporting & Verification) systems for soil organic carbon (5 July 2023). The aim was to present the MRV system and the approaches and methodologies applied today. The webinar was attended by nearly 70 online participants from all over the world. 

04 Jul 2023

The H2020 Soils4Africa project coordinated by ISRIC participated at the 5th AU–EU Agriculture Ministerial Conference in Rome on 30th June to present recommendations and

13 Jun 2023

Figure 1: Annual field workshops are organized for testing and further development of the WRB system (image: WRB working group in Romania, 2018).

The  World Reference Base for soil resources (WRB) Working Group has launched a new website: https://wrb.isric.org/