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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.

IUSS Alert - 17 (September 2006)

Information for and from the global soil science community

Soils on the global agenda

A report was prepared by the IUSS working group IASUS (International Actions for the Sustainable Use of Soil). The report provides an overview of international actions concerned with sustainable land management, based on contributions from members of the IASUS network. The report consists of three parts: Putting soils higher on the international agenda; Developing international mechanisms for sustainable land management; Priority setting for further action. A PDF (5.4 Mb) of the report can be downloaded from Centre for Development and Environment, in Berne: www.cde.unibe.ch or the IUSS Website (PUBLICATIONS).

Citation: Hurni H, Giger M, and Meyer K (Eds). 2006: Soils on the global agenda. Developing international mechanisms for sustainable land management. Prepared with the support of an international group of specialists of the IASUS Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). Centre for Development and Environment, Bern, 64 pp.

Address details of IUSS officers

IUSS Officers are now listed on the IUSS Website (IUSS INFORMATION and under IUSS PEOPLE) including e-mail addresses. If you have information to share or need to contact an officer please send an e-mail!

IUSS Bulletin 109 - deadline 30th September

The IUSS Bulletin 109 will appear in October and please send your contributions (reports of meetings, announcements, good and brilliant ideas, polemics, book reviews etc.) to alfred.hartemink@wur.nl before the 30th September!

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