Caring for the planet starts from the ground - World Soil Day 2017
Today is World Soil Day 2017, a day that aims to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
The Global Soil Partnership is dedicating World Soil Day 2017 to the theme "Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground". Soil is a finite natural resource. On a human time-scale it is non-renewable. However, despite the essential role that soil plays in human livelihoods, there is a worldwide increase in degradation of soil resources due to inappropriate management practices, population pressure driving unsustainable intensification and inadequate governance over this essential resource.