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World Soil Day 2022: Here are everything that you need to know History, Significance & Theme

World Soil Day: History

The International of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in the year 2002 offered a global day to raise awareness of soil degradation effects and prevention. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) initiated the day under the leadership of the king of Thailand. Finally, in 2013, the United Nations General Assembly decided to dedicate a day and its first official day started on December 05, 2014.

World Soil Day 2021: Significance

The significance of this day is to promote the importance of soil to maintain a healthy ecosystem for handling issues related to soil management and soil salinization for better agricultural yields in specific regions.

World Soil Day 2021: Quotes and messages

“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” — William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

“Each soil has had its own history. Like a river, a mountain, a forest, or any natural thing, its present condition is due to the influences of many things and events of the past.” — Charles Kellogg, The Soils That Support Us

“The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source, and destination of everything.” — Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America, 1977

“We must come to understand our past, our history, in terms of the soil and water and forests and grasses that have made it what it is.” —- William Vogt, Road to Survival

“I would rather be tied to the soil as a serf … than be king of all these dead and destroyed.” — Homer, Odyssey


The theme for World Soil Day 2021 is “Halt soil salinization, enhance soil production”.