Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation

Title: Symposium--Importance of Soil Health to Food Security: National and Global Security Concerns

Organizer: Humberto Blanco
Moderator: Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation, SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality
Community Cosponsor: Soil Health Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Food Security and Soil Health

Session Description: This symposium will explore the role and importance of soil health as a foundation for mitigating climate change effects and ensuring soil productivity and global food security. Speakers in this symposium will emphasize the global scale and impact of soil health in these critical areas, and will illustrate steps that are underway to address the major questions regarding global soil health assessment.