soil biodiversity

FAO: in March the Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity

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).

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A new study by FIBL: more microbes in organic soil

A global meta-study by FiBL, recently published in the renowned academic scientific journal PLOS ONE, points out that soils in organic farming contain on average 59% more biomass from microorganisms, which are up to 84% more active compared to those in conventional farming. To produce the study, FIBL took 57 systematically selected international publications (149 pairwise comparisons) into account.

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Abbonamento a soil biodiversity