(Infographic) Soils, A Foundation for Family Farming

Did you know that soils host a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity? This infographic comes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. They’re working on a project called 2015, International Year of Soils – and this tool contains some other good facts about soil and its role in sustainable agriculture. For more information about the organization and the event, you can check them out here: International Year of Soils.

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Many thanks to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Global Soil Partnership. The original file is available at www.fao.org.

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Michael Ford


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Michael has been the resident editor at The [Grow] Network since January 2015. Michael grew up in St. Louis, where he became a lover of nature - hiking and fishing his way through the Ozark hills in Missouri. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, and he currently lives in Austin. Michael has background experience in small-scale farming, commercial growing, vegetable gardening, landscaping, marketing, and software development. He received his Permaculture Design Certification from the Austin Permaculture Guild in 2013.


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3 Comments
  • I like this very much, I wish I could share it on my FB page and garden groups, however the link does not work. Thank you for this article

    • Hi Mum – Sorry you’re having trouble with the share links. I just tested them and they seem to work alright on my PC… Maybe try again with a different browser if you can? Thanks for reading, commenting & sharing! Michael

  • Marjory

    Right on Michael!

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