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Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference

3rd Global Soil Security Conference
Call for papers now open.

The University of Sydney
Australia
4-6 December 2018

A partnership between the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Planetary Health Platform.

Soil security refers to the maintenance and improvement of the world’s soil resource to produce food, fibre and fresh water, while also contributing to energy and climate stability, maintaining biodiversity and protecting natural systems and human wellbeing more generally.

Planetary health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by re-thinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world.

Soil security is an essential foundation for planetary health because the vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found within soil or is reliant on soils and 97% of the world’s food comes from agricultural soils. 

Call for papers

The Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference Organising Committee are seeking papers on the five core dimensions of soil security:

  • Capability
  • Condition
  • Capital
  • Connectivity
  • Codification

as well as the wider issues of:

  • Soil security in the city
  • Connecting consumers to soil managers
  • Soil, provenance and health
  • Soil, biodiversity and health
  • Rethinking soil value
  • Soil and health in a circular economy
  • Public and private sector soil governance
  • Soil condition and health

Please use the Abstract Submission Proforma available here and forward your submission to sia.information@sydney.edu.au by Monday 14 May 2018.

Soil Security

A video explaining briefly what it is, and how it might be quantified.