Día mundial del suelo

Campaign Material

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 2021.

World Soil Day, 5 December 2021 | Official poster

The World Soil Day 2021 Official Poster can be downloaded here in:

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

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World Soil Day, 5 December 2021 | Megabanner

The World Soil Day 2021 Megabanner can be downloaded here in:

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

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World Soil Day, 5 December 2021 | Web banners and buttons

The World Soil Day 2021 Web banners and buttons can be downloaded here:

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World Soil Day, 5 December 2021 | 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.       

Arabic | Chinese | English French | Russian | Spanish

World Soil Day, 5 December | Comics

The comics 'Living in the soil' can be downloaded here:

English | Spanish | Chinese

Other languages: Catalan | Galician | Italian | Polish
Lesson plan: Galician | English | Spanish

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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 [email protected].

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All translations are available on the WSD logo webpage!

Vídeos

6 actions to keep soil alive

Soil organisms are essential for food security, climate change and the environment. An agenda for action on soil biodiversity is needed to protect, strengthen monitoring, and prevent further biodiversity loss.

English | عربية中文 | Français | Pусский | Español

Beneath our feet

Beneath our feet

World Soil Day - Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity, focuses on soil biodiversity as a key factor to achieve food security, mitigate climate change and improve human health.

English | عربية中文 | Français | Pусский | Español

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

This animation gives a brief introduction on the main drivers, the key functions and challenges of soil biodiversity loss, indicating possible ways to enhance soil biodiversity as a nature-based solution.

English | عربية中文 | Français | Pусский | Español Thai | Portuguese | Italian

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Mission: Keep soil alive!

Mission: Keep soil alive!

Soils are essential for food systems. Healthy soils allow us to grow a variety of food products needed for human nutrition and each of us depends on soil productivity.

English | Ukraine

Stop soil erosion, Keep soil where it belongs

Stop soil erosion, Keep soil where it belongs

Soil erosion poses a major threat to global food security and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out more about the effects of soil erosion and the ways we can prevent it.

English | عربية   | 中文 | Français Pусский | Español

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.

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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.

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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.

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Suelos y legumbres

Suelos y legumbres, Simbiosis para la vida

Esta breve animación introduce el nuevo libro "Suelos y pulsos: simbiosis para la vida". Las legumbres contribuyen a la salud del suelo, la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición, y la adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático.

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Suelo y ODS

Gestión sostenible del suelo y Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

Recientemente se crearon los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible con miras a lograr el desarrollo sostenible para 2030. De los 17 objetivos, cuatro contienen objetivos específicamente relacionados con los suelos. Esta animación examina algunos de los desafíos a los que nos enfrentamos en cada uno de estos objetivos y presenta algunos de los métodos que podemos utilizar para abordarlos.

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Suelo y Nutrición

El suelo: Un ingrediente esencial para una alimentación y nutrición saludables

Los suelos están ligados por naturaleza al contenido de micronutrientes de nuestra producción de alimentos y pueden ayudar a revertir la creciente tendencia de suelos con nutrientes agotados mediante la adopción de prácticas sostenibles de gestión del suelo.

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Suelo y Cambio climático

Suelo: Nuestro aliado contra el cambio climático

Un vistazo a cómo nuestros Suelos ayudan a combatir el cambio climático en su papel de secuestrar CO2, y cómo nuestros hábitos colectivos pueden dañar este beneficio con consecuencias potencialmente devastadoras.

English | عربية   | 中文 | Français Pусский | Español

Suelo 101

Soil 101

Suelo 101 es una introducción animada sobre suelos preparada en el marco del Año Internacional de los Suelos 2015. Este video de 2 minutos detalla las principales funciones del suelo y las amenazas que enfrenta actualmente.

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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.

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Infographics

Soil pollution and phytoremediation

Some plants can uptake, remove and stabilize contaminants from the soil, through different mechanisms.

Impacts of soil pollution on key soil functions

Soil pollution causes a chain of degradation processes in soil, jeopardizing its ability to provide ecosystem services.

Pollution-induced changes in the functioning of soil ecosystems

Mobile soil fauna often uses an avoidance strategy, reducing the first steps of litter decomposition in heavily polluted soils. 

Economic losses due to soil pollution

Soil pollution entails direct remediation and management costs ranging from thousands to billions of dollars per year, depending on the extent and type of contaminants. 

Soil pollution jeopardizes the achievement of most of the SDGs

The prevention, control, and remediation of soil pollution are fundamental if we want to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Impact of soil contaminants on human health

Contaminants in soil have widespread effects on organs and systems, producing a wide variety of health outcomes, from acute to chronic diseases, leading to severe development issues, changes in bodily functions, and premature death.

Contaminants tranfer to the food chain

Contaminated plants and soil organisms lead to potentially hazardous accumulations in animals higher in the food web such as grazing animals, birds and ultimately transferred to humans.

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.

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Soil pollution is borderless

Soil pollution is a borderless often invisible threat whose presence and effects are present in every corner of the globe.

 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.

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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 | Catalan

 

 

Soil functions

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

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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.

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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 | Catalan     

 

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

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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

  

 

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Donde nace el alimiento

¡Los pósteres oficiales para celebrar el Día Mundial del Suelo están disponibles para descargar e imprimir para ayudar a la campaña!

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Amenazas a las funciones del suelo

Se ha elaborado una serie de 9 postales centradas en las principales amenazas al suelo, junto con un mapa mundial que muestra las condiciones y tendencias de cada amenaza específica en todo el mundo.

Soil acidification
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Soil biodiversity loss
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Soil compaction
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Soil contamination
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Soil salinization and sodification
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Soil nutrient imbalance
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Soil sealing
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Soil organic carbon loss
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Soil erosion
English | French | Spanish

 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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