Soils-related resources – International
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO): Soils portal
This website is designed as a source of soil information and knowledge on the different components and aspects of soils and the value and importance of this vital and finite resource for policy makers, development planners, soil science experts, agricultural extension workers, academic/institutions, and other practitioners.
US Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS offers a variety of information, tools, and resources related to conservation. NRCS helps America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners conserve the nation’s soil, water, air, and other natural resources. All programmes are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.
ISRIC–World Soil Information: World Data Center for Soils, Netherlands
ISRIC has a mission to serve the international community with information about the world’s soil resources to help address major global issues. ISRIC operates in three priority areas: soil data and soil mapping, application of soil data in global development issues, and training and education.
International Union of Soil Sciences
The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.
Soil Science Australia
Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic, and technical fields.
Soil Science Society of America
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.
British Society of Soil Science
The Society aims to promote the study and profession of soil science, acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas, and provides a framework for representing the views of soil scientists to other organisations and decision-making bodies.
Queensland Government: Soil management
An extensive collection of information on Queensland (Australia) soils and land systems, use, suitability, and capability. Access to an open data portal where you can search for soils and land resource maps.
Soil – Victorian Resources online
The state of Victoria in Australia has a wide variety of soil types that reflect differences in soil forming processes dictated by factors such as geology, landform, stream activity, vegetation, climate and age (i.e. degree of weathering). Victorian Resources Online presents a wide range of soil information and a number of broadscale soil maps of Victoria.