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15-17 May 2019, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

Global Symposium on Soil Erosion

Global Symposium on Soil Erosion, 15-17 May 2019, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy: Siji Chacko SJ is representing JCI at the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion meeting being held at the UN FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 15-17th May 2019. Around 500 representatives from 113 counties including farmers, experts, policy makers and Cvil Society organizations are attending the programme.

Siji Chacko SJ representing JCI has done extensive research in erosion of the river banks and social vulnerability in the state of Bihar, India. The theme of the conference is – Stop soil Erosion and save our Future.The programme is introduced against the sustainability development goals of the UN.

Global Symposium on Soil Erosion, 15-17 May 2019, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy: Siji Chacko SJ is representing JCI at the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion meeting being held at the UN FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 15-17th May 2019. Around 500 representatives from 113 counties including farmers, experts, policy makers and Cvil Society organizations are attending the programme.

Siji Chacko SJ representing JCI has done extensive research in erosion of the river banks and social vulnerability in the state of Bihar, India. The theme of the conference is – Stop soil Erosion and save our Future.The programme is introduced against the sustainability development goals of the UN.

The objective of GSER 19 is to establish a common platform to present and discuss the latest information on the status of interventions and innovations in the field of soil erosion and related land management. Soil erosion is one of the ten major soil threats identified in the 2015 Status of the World’s Soil Resources report. Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As confirmed at the UNFCCC COP23 in 2018, soil health is key to combating climate change. In this context, soil erosion control can be related to the achievement of SDG13 and further extended to the SDGs 2, 3, 6 and 15 on food security, clean water provision, desertification and halting biodiversity loss, respectively.

GSER19 aims to translate scientific and policy evidence into decisions and actions to minimize soil erosion for increased food security, ecosystem services, and promote the restoration of eroded sites.

The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19) is a science-policy meeting, held over three days, from 15-17 May, 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 Science-Policy Interface (SPI) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, its main objective is to establish a common platform to present and discuss the latest information on the status of interventions and innovations in the field of soil erosion and related land management.

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