World Soil Day

5th December 2019

Event Overview

Soil is the upper layer of earth, a mixture of organic and inorganic matter, in which plants grow. It is a finite natural resource. On a human time-scale it is non-renewable. However, despite the essential role that soil plays in human livelihoods, there is a worldwide increase in degradation of soil resources due to inappropriate management practices, population pressure driving unsustainable intensification and inadequate governance over this essential resource. World Soil Day activities aim to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. How will you celebrate World Soil Day?