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World Soil Day (WSD)

5 December All day

Did you know?
*It can take up to 1,000 years to produce just 2-3cm of soil.
*Over 33% of the Earth’s soils are already degraded and 90% could become degraded by 2050.
*Soil erosion can lead up to a 50% loss in crop yields.

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

The date of 5 December was chosen because it corresponds with the official birthday of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who was one of the main proponents of this initiative.