World Soil Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance

World Soil Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance – Every year, the day of December 5th is observed as World Soil Day across the world. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness about soil degradation.

  • It also marks the importance of soil for all terrestrial life.

WORLD SOIL DAY 2021: History

  • In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) recommended international observance in order to create awareness regarding the degrading condition of the soil, its impact and its prevention.
  • In 2013, During the 68th UN General Assembly, the members designated December 5 as World Soil Day and in 2014, World Soil Day was observed for the first time.

WORLD SOIL DAY 2021: Theme

  • The theme of World Soil Day 2021 is ‘Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity’, will focuc in raising awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

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