Глобальное почвенное партнерство

Invitation to Apply for the World Soil Day Award – edition 2019

The FAO Global Soil Partnership has the pleasure to invite individuals, institutions, NGOs, academia, colleges and universities, private companies or any other entities that in December 2018 have organized remarkable and engaging World Soil Day activities or campaigns to demonstrate the importance of soils for all to submit applications for the King Bhumibol World Soil Day (WSD) Award, edition 2019.


Completed application forms must reach the GSP Secretariat by post or email:  GSP-Secretariat@fao.org no later than 30 September 2019. This award, which is sponsored by the Kingdom of Thailand, aims to honor and encourage organizers of WSD events at all levels.

The award consists of a medal, a USD 15,000 check and a trip to Thailand. The Award Laureate will be honoured on 5 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand in conjunction with the celebration of the World Soil Day, 5th December.

The call for application is open to all type of events and event organizers:

  • field officers who have organized scientific conferences/ roundtables contributing to the advancement of advocacy on soils;
  • technicians who have conducted trainings, workshops, seminars and/or presented field projects’ results to a diverse audience;
  • journalists or media who have brought WSD to the attention of civil society through blogs, digital and socials, TV shows and radio broadcasts;
  • country, regional institution and/or specialized institutions that have prepared with particular efficiency national celebrations with great inter-institutional engagement;
  • schools and universities’ that have promoted soil exhibits, soil contests, promo videos, rallies;
  • local leaders organizing traditional ceremonies that have involved political leaders, research institutes, NGOs, influencers, farmers;
  • individuals or private companies that have organized out-of-home advertising, art performances, promotional campaigns.

For more information please visit:  http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/world-soil-day-award/en.