Update: 12.07.2017

It can take more than 1000 years to form a centimeter of topsoil.

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Fact Sheets

On this page the International Union of Soil Sciences provides fact sheets on soil in relation to issues of high importance for society. The fact sheets are written by well-known experts and are addressed not only to scientists, but also to decision makers and opinion leaders.
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IUSS Fact sheet Soil and Food Security

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IUSS Fact sheet Soil and Climate

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IUSS Fact sheet Soil and Water quality

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IUSS Fact sheet Soils and History

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IUSS Fact sheet Soil in Western Paintings

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IUSS Fact sheet Perception of soil by society

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