World Soil Day
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World Soil Day is observed every year on 5 December to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems by addressing the challenges posed by soil management.
The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
The theme of World Soil Day, 2022 is 'Soils: Where food begins'.
Background of the day
International Soil Day was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly.
In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.
The date of 5 December was chosen because it is the official birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who officially sanctioned the event.
The King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award and the Glinka World Soil Award are presented by FAO on this occasion.
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