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World Soil Day 2018, December 5th

Campaign Material 2018

On this page we provide communication materials to help create a buzz about World Soil Day. Check this space often because we will keep producing fun campaign materials until December 2018.

Poster | Be the Solution to Soil Pollution

The official WSD 2018 poster can be downloaded here!

          

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Other languages:  Japanese | Korean | PortugueseThai | Italian | Indonesian | Ukraine

Megabanner


     

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Other languages: Italian | Thai

Web Banner and Button

Why not adding the World Soil Day banner or button to your blog or your website ? We've provided a variety of sizes for you to download. To download a banner / button, simply right click on the one you would like to use and select 'Save Image As' (PC) or 'Save Link As' (Mac) from the popup menu that appears. Then save the file to your desktop or hard drive.

When adding the banner or button to your webpage, remember to link it to www.fao.org/world-soil-day/

  

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Other languages: Thai 600*300 | 600*150 

Templates for presentations

Are you planning a conference or a workshop for WSD 2018? Do you fancy an official pptx presentation template? You can use ours! We have prepared for you downloadable templates in 6 languages and 2 different formats: 16:9 and 4:3!

Format 4:3

Format 16:9

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T-Shirt

Giving out T-shirts at WSD events can create real team spirit and gives everyone involved a nice souvenir of the day.

With these files, you can print your own WSD t-shirts. It’s not hard. We’ve provided the instructions.            

 

                                   EN Download                                                            AR Download                                                                 ES Download

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Other languages: Italian - Preview | Print file;  | Thai - Preview | Print file; | Indonesian Print file;

Everyone has a role to play

Everyone can do something great in their own small way!

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution invites you to rethink to our consumption patterns, reusing and recycling for a world free of pollution… Yes, small changes in our habits will have very positive effects on pollution prevention and minimization.

    

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Postcards

Download, print and share our postcards with key messages on soil pollution!

    

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Other languages

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Italian:

       

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Soil Pollution Infographic

Discover the reality behind soil pollution and how you can be the solution!

Take a closer look here!

Format : JPG (910*6437 px) in EN -  ES - FR - IT | PDF available in different languages EN - ESFR - IT (and printable as 5 separate A4). 

Soil pollution cards | Be the solution

Would you like to be part of the solution? Read and share our soil pollution cards that explain you how to 'Be the solution' and contribute to #StopSoilPollution!

  

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World Soil Day logo

The official WSD logo is available for download and use to help the campaign at your event! Look out for more languages in the coming weeks! If you would like to request the logo in a new language, please send an email to world-soil-day@fao.org.

      EN: S | M | L | pdf            FR: S | M | L | pdf           ES: S | M | L | pdf           RU: S | M | L | pdf           AR: S | M | L | pdf           CH: S | M | L | pdf

All translations are available on the WSD logo webpage!

Threats on soil functions

A series of 9 postcards focusing on the main soil threats have been produced together with a world map showing the condition and trend of each specific threat worldwide.

Soil acidification
English | French | Spanish

Soil biodiversity loss
English | French | Spanish

Soil compaction
English | French | Spanish

 

Soil contamination
English | French | Spanish

THAI

Soil salinization and sodification
English | French | Spanish

Soil nutrient imbalance
English | French | Spanish

 

Soil sealing
English | French | Spanish

Soil organic carbon loss
English | French | Spanish

Soil erosion
English | French | Spanish

 

Videos

Soil Pollution: a Hidden Reality

Soil Pollution, a hidden reality

Soil is a complex growing habitat that remains productive only when it is cared for and nurtured. Combating and addressing soil pollution means assessing and minimizing the risks for food security, human health and the environment.

English

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map V1.0

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map V1.0

The Global Soil Organic Carbon map V1.0 is an important stepping stone to better know the current Soil Organic Carbon stock stored beneath our feet and soils’ potential for further sequestration.

English

Soil Organic Carbon

Soil organic carbon, the treasure beneath our feet

An animated illustration of soil organic carbon and its importance for climate action, food production and sustainable development.

English

Soils and Pulses

Soils and Pulses, Symbiosis for Life

This short animation introduces the new book “Soils and Pulses: symbiosis for life”. Pulses contribute to soil health, food security and nutrition, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

English

Soil and SDG's 

Sustainable soil management and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030. Of the 17 goals, four contain targets specifically related to Soils. This animation looks at some of the challenges we face in each of these goals and presents some of the methods we can use to tackle them.

English

Soil and Nutrition

Soil: An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production and they can help to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil by adopting sustainable soil management practices.

English

Soil and Climate change

Soils: Our ally against climate change

A look at how our Soils help to combat climate change in their role of sequestering CO2, and how our collective habits can damage this benefit with potentially devastating consequences.

English | عربية   | 中文 | Français Pусский | Español

Soil 101

Soil 101

Soil 101 is an animated introduction on soils prepared in the framework of the 2015 International Year of Soils. This 2 minutes video outlines the main soil functions and the threats currently facing them.

English | العربية中文 | Français | Pусский | Español | čeština |

Soil: Limited natural resource

Soils: a hidden resource

Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle to protect soil health.

English | Français | Español

 

Do you need one of those videos in high definition to display at your World Soil Day event ? Just send us an email and we will share it with you. 

 

Infographics

 Soil Pollution, a Hidden Reality

This poster presents in a nutshell the sources, degradation processes and effects of soil pollution on the environment, human health and food safety and security. 

English | Thai

 

Soils and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life

The symbiotic and strategic alliance between soils and pulses contributes to improve soil health, adapt to  and mitigate climate change, and ultimately to enhance food security and nutrition.

English 

 

Soil and Climate change

Soils are key to unlocking the potential of mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

English  |  Français  | Русский | العربية  |  中文 | Español | Deutsch | Georgian

 

 

Soil functions

Soils deliver 11 key ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.

العربية  | 中文 | English  | Français | Русский | Español | Turkish Deutsch Hungarian | Dutch | Thai | Georgian

 

 

Soil An essential ingredient to healthy food and nutrition

Soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production. Sustainable soil management can help to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil.

English  |  Turkish Deutsch | Georgian

 

Soils under threat

Soils are under increasing pressure of intensification and competing uses for cropping, forestry, pasture, urbanization. These, combined with unsustainable land uses/management, as well as climate extremes, cause degradation.

العربية  |  中文English  | Français | Русский | Español  Turkish Deutsch Thai | Georgian       

 

Soil Formation

Formation of soil is a complex and long process which depends on 5 key formation factors. Soils around the world are very diverse and constitute a key element of our landscapes

العربية  |  中文  | English  |  Français  | РусскийEspañol  | Czech | Finnish | Swedish Deutsch Thai  | Georgian

 

Where food begins

Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre and medical products, but they are also playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts.

 العربية中文  |  English  |  Français  | Русский | Español | Hungarian | German

  

 

English  |  Spanish  |  French  |  Hungarian

The official posters to celebrate World Soil Day are available for download and print to help the campaign !

Poster A3 format | Poster A4 format

Poster A4 formatPoster A3 format

Poster A4 format  |  Poster A3 format

Poster A3 format | Poster A4 format

Poster A3 format  | Poster A4 format

Poster A3 format | Poster A4 format

Thematic infographics

 

Soils store and filter water - Improving food security and our resilience to floods and droughts

Functional soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and droughts.

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle.

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

 

 

Soils are the foundation for vegetation

Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. 

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

 

  

Soils and Biodiversity

Soils host a quarter of our planet's biodiversity.Soil is one of nature's most complex ecosystems: it contains a myriad of organisms which interact and contribute to the global cycles that make all life possible.

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic Other languages: Hungarian

 

 

 

Healthy Soils are the Basis for Healthy Food Production

Healthy soils produce healthy crops that in turn nourish people and animals. Indeed, soil quality is directly linked to food quality and quantity. 

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic Other languages: Turkish | Italian

Soil is a non-renewable resource. Its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future

Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. 

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic Other languages: Hungarian | Turkish | Italian

International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life

Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. 

French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic Other languages: Czech Turkish

 

Thematic factsheets

Soils store and filter water
Improving food security and our resilience to floods and droughts

Functional soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and droughts. Water infiltration through soil traps pollutants and prevents them from leaching into the groundwater. Moreover, the soil captures and stores water, making it available for absorption by crops, and thus minimizing surface evaporation and maximizing water use efficiency and productivity

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian: High res | Low res

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle

Healthy soils provide the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian -  High res | Low res

Soils are the foundation for vegetation
which is cultivated or managed for feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products

Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production.

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian -  High res | Low res

A healthy soil is a living soil
Soils Host a Quarter of our Planet’s Biodiversity

Biological diversity or ‘biodiversity’ is described as “the variability among living organisms from all sources, whether terrestrial, aquatic or marine”. It includes the diversity within species (genetic diversity), between species (organism diversity) and of ecosystems (ecological diversity)...

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian -  High res | Low res

Healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production
The most widely recognized function of soil is its support for food production

It is the foundation for agriculture and the medium in which nearly all food-producing plants grow. In fact, it is estimated that 95% of our food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils. Healthy soils supply the essential nutrients, water, oxygen and root support that our food-producing plants need to grow and flourish. Soils also serve as a buffer to protect delicate plant roots...

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian -  High res | Low res

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Soil is a non-renewable resource
Its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future

Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, it is the basis for food,feed, fuel and fibre production and for many critical ecosystem services. It is therefore a highly valuable natural resource, yet it is often overlooked...

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Official languages: French | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

Other languages

Italian - High res | Low res

*When adding any WSD material to your webpage, remember to link it to www.fao.org/world-soil-day/en/