World Soil Day
Thursday 5 December
Be the Solution to Soil Pollution
Focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. Each year has its own theme.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):
- Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and can help us meet the challenges of a changing climate
- 815 million people are food insecure and 2 billion people are nutritionally insecure, but we can mitigate this through soil.
- 95% of our food comes from soil
- 33% of our global soils are already degraded