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Caring for the planet starts from the ground - World Soil Day 2017

Published: 05 December 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.

Read more about World Soil Day here.