HEALTHY SOILS FACILITY OF THE GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP

healthyPORTADAEXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Healthy Soils Facility (generally referred to as the “Facility” in the present programme document) has been formulated in response to a specific request from the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) at its first meeting of June 2013.

This Facility is meant to constitute a major “operational arm” of the GSP, and needs to operate in a context of major threats against limited soil resources in all regions and consequent urgent need for countries to take collective and individual action to reverse worrisome trends. In fact, it should be one of the concrete expressions of the new momentum for action and cooperation on soils, as embodied by the recently launched Partnership.

In this light, the Facility is designed to align resource partners (constituting an effective multi-partner platform) willing to join forces in support of the GSP, as it allows both for a cogent approach and full consistency with the GSP objectives…

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