By agricola3 on May 29, 2014
The International Year of Soils 2015 (IYS) will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management as the basis for food systems, fuel and fibre production, essential ecosystem functions and ultimately allow for a better adaptation to climate change for present and future generations.
By agricola3 on May 28, 2014
On 24 April 2013 at the 146 FAO Council, FAO member Countries endorsed the request from the Kingdom of Thailand in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership for the proclamation of the International Year of Soils 2015. The IYS will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management […]
By agricola3 on April 12, 2014
Following hot on the heels of the controversial Park Amendment Act (Bill 4), the BC government has introduced another bill that would open up some of the province’s most publicly valuable lands – in this case, its farmlands – to industrial development.
By agricola3 on April 11, 2014
April 8, 2014 News Release In an Open Letter to the Premier, a group of experienced soil science professionals has expressed concern regarding the scientific basis and justification for proposed changes to the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the provincial Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). Under Bill 24, which was recently introduced in the Legislature, […]
By agricola3 on April 9, 2014
Bill 24 will turn back the clock on farmland protection and put at risk the vast majority of higher-class land in B.C., 13 soil experts warn Tuesday in a letter to Premier Christy Clark. The group has “serious concerns over the substantial change in direction embodied in Bill 24,” which would “restore the situation province-wide […]
By agricola3 on April 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C. –Concerns about the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC were highlighted at a March 29th workshop hosted by the Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS), a non-profit organization for professionals and students in the field of soil science and land resource management. Themed on the intergenerational transfer […]