World Soil Day Celebration

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December 5 is observed as the World Soil Day (WSD).

About World Soil Day:

  • It aims to highlight the value of healthy soil and to promote the sustainable management of soil resources.
  • In 2014, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) declared December 5 as ‘World Soil Day’.
  • The day was chosen as it coincides with the birthday of Thailand’s king, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who led the programme and made it happen.
  • Theme: "Soils: Where food begins".


Q1) What is FAO?

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger to achieve food security for all.

Source: Economic Times