Global Soil Partnership

World Soil Day 2014

Soils have been neglected for too long. We fail to connect soil with our food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. We must invert this tendency and take up some preserving and restoring actions. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

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Soil is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for services to ecosystems and human well-being. It is the reservoir for at least a quarter of global biodiversity, and therefore requires the same attention as above-ground biodiversity. Soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and droughts. The largest store of terrestrial carbon is in the soil so that its preservation may contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation. The maintenance or enhancement of global soil resources is essential if humanity’s need for food, water, and energy security is to be met.

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Check out the campaign material  that was specifically prepared for the WSD 2014: Posters, Postcards, Infographics, T-shirt templates and much more.

Events and celebrations took place around the world. WSD organizers registered on line their own event: 

From December 5th through December 12th, the documentary Symphony of the Soil was streamed for free. More