World Soil Day 2017 | Events around the globe in pictures | Land Portal

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October 2018
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The World Soil Day Photo book 2017 presents WSD photographic stories in a visual narrative. This publication recognizes and prizes the efforts of all WSD event organizers worldwide. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities right under our feet under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. Healthy soils are the living, breathing ecosystems that help grow our food, clean our water, store carbon, and reduce risks of droughts and floods. <p></p>With 201 registered events and celebrations organized in 72 FAO member countries World Soil Day 2017 was a huge success. More people than ever took part in the celebrations, conveying the FAO message on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.<p></p>Observances worldwide reach record high (35% increase) and registered great echo in the media and amazing results on social media. Conferences, seminars and workshops were among the most typical events. The opening of soil laboratories, soil painting competitions, soil experiments dedicated to children, spectacles, soil science fairs, quizzes and soil judging contests among the most innovative. Enthusiasm, involvement and soil awareness are indeed the keywords of this yearly appointment and show how the interest in soils is moving forward in the global and local agendas.

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