5th of December 2022: World Soil Day

21 October 2022 - Published by Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen
Written by ECN and VLACO.


5 December 2022 is the United Nations World Soil Day (WSD). Every year this day is full of activities around soil. To make people aware of the importance and problems with soils, worldwide. This year's campaign, "Soils, where food begins" highlights the value of soil for food production, better nutrition, and healthy diets. 

The soil beneath our feet is a world made up of organisms, minerals, and organic matter that supply humans and animals with food through plant growth. Just like us, soils need balanced and varied input of nutrients in appropriate quantities to be healthy. When crops are harvested, nutrients are removed from the soil. Nutrient deficient soils produce nutrient deficient plants, causing hidden hunger for more than 2 billion people worldwide.

Our Soilcompartner Vlaco and ECN (European Compost Network) will organize a webinar on this World Soil Day. Also Soilcom will pay attention to this day. Keep an eye on the website for the link to the webinar!