Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity
Event Date: Dec 02, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (GMT -5)
Online: Online Event
Host: FAO North America
Join us ahead of World Soil Day to celebrate healthy soils for the future of food. This year's campaign "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity" urges us to focus our attention on the workers below ground - from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms - all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth. Biodiversity loss is a major threat to soil, which is home to more than a quarter of the Earth’s biodiversity. Yet, we only know 1 percent of this universe.
This timely webinar will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, followed by an expert panel discussion on safeguarding soil biodiversity.
2020 World Food Prize Laureate, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management & Sequestration Center at the Ohio State University
Secretary of the Global Soil Partnership, and Land and Water Officer, FAO
Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Representative from the Government of Canada (invited)
Representative from the United States Government (invited)
Director, FAO North America
Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America
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