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World Soil Day 2018, December 5th

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution

#StopSoilPollution is at the heart of the Global Soil Partnership’s mandate as demonstrated by the Global Symposium on Soil Pollution. We work to ensure that people have safe and nutritious food to ensure active and healthy life without endangering essential ecosystems services. FAO Press release

NEW! How to Be the solution?

Even through your small actions you can contribute to a big goal, to reduce soil pollution. Reduce, reuse and recycle can help you, your community by improving your health and the health of our soils. Take up the challenge to #StopSoilPollution.

Soil pollution, a hidden reality

Soil is a complex growing habitat that remains productive only if it is cared for and nurtured. Combating and addressing soil pollution is the only way to minimize the risks for food security, human health and the environment.

NEW! Publication

  • Soil and nutrients loss in Malawi: an economic assessment - PDF 
  • Soil nutrient loss assessment in Malawi, Technical report - PDF
  • Macroeconomic effect on GDP, Sectoral Adjustments & Poverty - PDF
  • Microeconomic effects of soil & nutrient loss. Profitability & mitigation measures - PDF


Whether you’re a business, farmer, government, policy maker, civil society, YOU can turn the tide to #StopSoilPollution! 


Join us! Register your World Soil Day event and use our com toolkit to spread the word. #StopSoilPollution or it’ll stop us!


The winner of the first ever WSD award is Practical Action Bangladesh for its outstanding event organized in Dec. 2017. Watch the video here


The 2018 World Soil Champion is Prof. Rattan Lal, US, for its exceptional work on sustainable soil management. Watch the video here.