World Soil Day – History, Theme and Importance

World Soil Day

World Soil Day is celebrated every year on 05 December.  It aims to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. It was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. In December 2013, The UN General Assembly decided in December 2013 to officially designate 5 December as World Soil Day to acknowledge the lifelong work and commitment of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who has significantly contributed to improving the quality of lives of millions through sustainable soil management.

  • FAO gives two awards on the occasion of World Soil Day
  1. Glinka World Soil Prize:  The Glinka World Soil Prize aims to build on the momentum generated by the International Year of Soils 2015. The award is an annual award addressed to Global Soil Partnership members, individuals, or organizations committed to solving acute national, regional, or local problems of soil degradation.
  2. King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award: King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award (WSDA), is a recognition tool for individuals and/or institutions that have made an effort to organize successful celebrations in the framework of the World Soil Day campaign of the previous year.

Share to Nearest and Dearest

New Batch

Agriculture ug exam