Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Soil Atlas 2015-2017

Date Published: 
January 30, 2015

The Soil Atlas 2015 presents facts and figures about earth, land and fields; its broad ranging significance and its current state in specific regions as well as around the world. Price explosions and land speculation, increasing soil loss as a result of erosion and sealing, the effects globalized agro-industry on production and food availability across the globe, the problems associated with the virtual import of agricultural land and land distribution: The Soil Atlas 2015 provides insights into the current state of the soils on which we depend and highlights the threats posed to them in numerous illustrations and texts. It also aims to improve the ability of consumers to make informed decisions, and sketches out pathways to a responsible agriculture and soils policy.