Launch of the Brazilian- Portuguese version of the Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean- Atlas de solos da America Latina e do Caribe
The European Commission's in-house science service published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean. Through colorful maps and illustrations the atlas explains in a simple and clear manner the diversity of soil across Central and South America and the Caribbean. It highlights the vital importance of a natural non-renewable resource which provides food, fodder and fuel for 580 million people. The atlas shows the delicate relationships between soils and the functions that they provide. It raises awareness of the inter-relationships with climate and land use while illustrating the role of soil in food security, particularly in relation to climate change. Latin America's soils also support some of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
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