No soil no landscapes

Publication Source: 
International journal Landscape
Publication type: 
Scientific Paper
Page Number: 
12-14
Year: 
2015
Authors: 
Shabbir A. Shahid
Abstract: 

International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015 was declared by the 68th United Nations General Assembly. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The scientists of the Dubai based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) represent UAE on Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and over the years have contributed to various activities of the GSP. In recognition to the importance of healthy soils for healthy