Food Supply Chains Production systems and input supply

Soil organic content


Map created through a consultative and participatory process involving 110 countries.


Average soil organic carbon. Organic carbon is a major component of the organic material present in soils. It stabilizes soil structure and reduces erosion, improves soil fertility, and enhances its water-holding capacity.


Soil organic carbon is a good indicator of soil/land quality and contributes to Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 15.3.1.