World Soil Day, 5 December

7th World Soil Day Global Celebration

4 DECEMBER 2020 | 13:00-14:30 CET | Online on Zoom 

Agenda | Recording

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

The 7th World Soil Day official ceremony will be held virtually on 4 December with the participation of Mr Qu Dongyu - FAO Director-General, Ms Elizabeth Maruma Mrema - Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (video message), and thousands of soil fans. The winners of the Glinka prize and King Bhumibol WSD award will be announced during the celebration together with the winners of the IUSS - FAO book contest on soil biodiversity. The "State of knowledge of soil biodiversity" - a result of a coordinated effort of the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership and its Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, and the European Commission - will be launched during the virtual celebration. An interactive quiz will challenge your knowledge of soil biodiversity. Fossick project will close the webinar with a live performance.

The webinar will be webcast and interpreted into the 6 FAO official languages and webcast.

Read the press release "World Soil Day highlights the role of soil biodiversity in boosting food production and nutrition" and the FAO story "It’s alive! Soil is much more than you think"

#WorldSoilDay and #SoilBiodiversity


Main report | Summary for policy makers



Recording from the 7th official WSD ceremony

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