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.