Last Updated on December 4, 2021 by DoA
The World Soil Day is an annual event observed on 5 December to reiterate the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) made a recommendation to celebrate an international day on soil in 2002. FAO has supported the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness raising platform under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the UN General Assembly responded by designating 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.
World Soil Day 2021 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health.