Hey Ag team,
I just learned (rather belatedly) that 2015 is the international Year of Soils (http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/). Apparently as part of this, they want to establish a global soils information system. As the lead data manager for the International Polar Year a while back, I know how hard this is to do. Perhaps it is something this IG wants to assist with.
Just a thought.