WEBINAR 1: Harvesting Awareness: Soil Events and Distinctive Awards
7 September | 2:00 to 3:30 PM GMT+7 (Bangkok time)
This online event promoted the establishment and the effective use of national certifications schemes of good practices; fostered the organization of national and regional events around the celebration of the World Soil Day<https://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/en/> on December 5; and encouraged the submission of applications for the World Soil Day Award and the Glinka World Soil Prize from the Asian region.
Watch here: https://fao.zoom.us/rec/share/iyM9CvxX-sk_o_Jqx6M0QkswOnh00Avx_ShzYkpS6BcHCCmIOQf613s1uHJ5PacU.MpLA6rx82ALnlyFH
In 2023, the FAO’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) developed a knowledge hub to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences on sustainable soil and land management in the Asian region. Thus, (i) to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations in implementing sustainable soil and land management practices, (ii) to facilitate the identification of knowledge and technology gaps that can boost research and development activities, (iii) to encourage the adoption of proven methods while inspiring innovation in sustainable soil and land management, and (iv) to support projects’ formulation and implementation activities. In this regard, the hub is an integral component of the FAO's strategy to advance sustainable soil and land management in Asia. The hub reports and describes countries’ original engagements to assess, monitor, preserve, restore or enhance soil health over time as well as United Nations contributions to the topic in terms of equipment, online applications,certification systems, training systems, awareness raising systems and others. Please note that the hub does not report about projects and research studies. By aligning with the principles of collaboration and shared learning, the hub has the potential to drive positive change in agricultural and environmental practices.The information in the hub were collected using a participatory approach involving the public sector, non-profit sector, academic and research institutions and intergovernmental organizations, and they are meant to support the work of a large range of stakeholders including farmers, local communities, extension agents, policy makers, project managers, researchers and academia, and even the private sector. Being an open-access, live tool, stakeholders have the ongoing chance to submit contributions to FAORAP for review and potential incorporation into the hub.
1.To promote the establishment and the effective use of national certifications schemes of good practices;
2.To foster the organization of national and regional events around the celebration of the World Soil Day on December 5; and
3.To encourage the submission of applications for the World Soil Day Award and the Glinka World Soil Prizefrom the Asian region.