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The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative is pleased to be hosting the 1st workshop to begin planning of the Global Soil Biodiversity Assessment.  The assessment, the first ever, will summarize current knowledge on soil biodiversity and ecosystem services with topics critical to sustainable development (desertification, food security, biodiversity and climate change) to be used by governing and management entities.

Goals of the Workshop:
•    Define core topics of the assessment
•    Outline content
•    Develop a timeline for completion
•    Identify products: maps, website, including “Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas”
•    Create working groups
•    Determine process to create policy relevant document.