World Soil Day, 5 December

WORLD SOIL DAY CONTESTS - EDITION 2022

GET INVOLVED!

The success of the World Soil Day depends on you and everyone's involvement! During the second half of the year, the World Soil Day campaign is marked by a number of events, actions and initiatives to raise awareness of the potentials and challenges for sustainable soil management, facilitate dialogue among actors and promote innovative solutions for nurturing cooperation on soil. A general engagement, both individual and collective, is required for disseminating knowledge and awareness of the value of the soil beneath our feet at local, national and international scales.

Global Symposium on Biodiversity

FROM THE SOIL TO PLATE CONTEST

DEADLINE: 10 DECEMBER 2022

Traditional layered dishes are a creative way to bring soils close to everyday life because, with little culinary experience, we can represent soil colours, textures, consistencies, distribution of horizons, all in a 3D model that we literally explore when we eat.

State of knowledge on soil biodiversity

POSTER DRAWING CONTEST FOR KIDS

DEADLINE: 22 NOVEMBER 2022

We are calling on children and teens, from ages 5 to 14, to use their imagination and create a poster by kids for kids that illustrates how soils are crucial for food production, better nutrition and healthy diets in our daily lives. Share your knowledge with other kids!

Keep soil alive

BOOK CONTEST FOR CHILDREN

DEADLINE: 22 NOVEMBER 2022

In the framework of World Soil Day 2022, FAO, the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) are launching a scientific children's booklet contest on the importance of soils for food and nutrition with the motto "Soils: Where food begins".

FARMER'S VOICE

Are you involved in the Global Soil Doctors programme? You can become a central figure in this year's World Soil Day campaign! As part of this year's celebration, we want to highlight some of the fantastic work done by farmers around the world to protect soils. What better way to do that than through the Soil Doctors Programme?

 

The idea is simple: we provide a google form that you share with the farmers in your network. The form contains questions for the farmers about soil management and can be answered on most phones or computers. The responses will be compiled on a web page or in a short video with photographs showing the farmers and their work, and published on the GSP website and shared on social media.

 

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