01Jun 2020-03Jun 2020

Roma, Italy


Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, postponed

NOTE: Event has been postponed to 1-3 June 2020.

The Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20), ‘Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity’ will be a science-policy meeting, held over three days, from 10-12 March, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy. Jointly organized by the UN FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), together with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) and the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI).

The main objective is to fill some critical knowledge gaps and promote discussion among policy makers, food producers, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders on solutions to live in harmony with nature, and ultimately, achieve the SDGs through the conservation and sustainable use of soil biodiversity.

GSOBI20 will bring science and policy together in order to review the status and challenges of soil biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

It will be divided into three main themes:

  1. Theme 1: State of knowledge on soil biodiversity
  2. Theme 2: Soil biodiversity in action
  3. Theme 3: Soil biodiversity shaping the future of food system

Call for abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2020.

Authors will be notified with a decision regarding their abstract submission by 10 February 2020 and details for oral and poster presentations will be provided. For any enquiries regarding GSOBI20 and abstract submission, please contact:  GSOBI20@fao.org.




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