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The Alpine Soils Platform


The soil web platform serves as an information hub for users that seek information about the soils in the Alpine space. The platform shares knowledge about soils and the Links4Soils project results, such as applicable soil thematic maps, case studies reports, consultancy service with FAQ, sectoral best-case practices for management and protection of Alpine soils etc., which will be gradually added to the Platform.

The Links4Soils project encourages stakeholders from different sectors like forestry, agriculture, nature conservation, natural disaster protection and spatial planning, to benefit from transborder knowledge on Alpine soils, in order to integrate it into local and regional management and planning.

Our aim is also to promote the Alpine Soil Partnership, as we strongly believe that only together we can manage soils better and set foundations for sustainable development in all sectors.

We would like to encourage you to send us information about soil management-best practice in your region, to share the knowledge and to set an example for soil conservation and soil protection in the Alps!



In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.
Bada Dioum, Senegalese environment protection expert on the occasion of the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, 1992


“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. ”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt


To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
― Mohandas K. Gandhi

Why talking about soil?

What is a living soil?

Using a soil to its full potential

Soil under a changing climate

No soil : No food & No wood