Arranges meetings, conferences and congresses on issues related to soil science and gives support to soil scientists in pursuit of their activities. Arranges the publication of material relevant to the Union. Establishes cooperation with other related organizations. Undertakes research in areas of soil science, land degradation and desertification.
Organises educational activities on issues related to democracy, equality and peace integrated with programmes which motivate women and students. Publishes magazines informing the international community on developments inside Africa. Promotes the participation of women and youth in all events and assists communities in undertaking basic development projects.
Represents a collective of non-governmental organisations. Facilitates the activities of NGO members in the State's programme of development. Coordinates NGO participation in the NAP process as chairman of the "Comité de Pilotage des ONG sur la Désertification". Organises national forums and meetings.
Organizes educational programmes on agro-ecology in rural areas. Implements agro-ecological development programmes with a view to developing shared technologies, methodologies and agro-ecological procedures which contribute to strengthening the sustainability of family agriculture in the semi-arid regions of Brazil. Aims to develop and disseminate educational programmes suited to the social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions of the semi-arid regions.