December 5th is WORLD SOIL DAY

World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good. many events focussed on increasing the public awareness of soil and its contribution to humanity and the environment. it is held on December 5th because it corresponds with the official birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej ,The King of Thailand, who has officially sanctioned the event.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the framework of the Global Soil Partnership is organising a celebration of the:

“Securing healthy soils for a food secure world” A day dedicated to soils

On 5th December 2012 from 13:00-14.30 hours in Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO HQ, Rome

Read more here.

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