World Soil Day Celebration 05 December 2020 – Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity


Held every year on 5 December since 2014, World Soil Day celebrates the importance of healthy soils for healthy food and a healthy life.

In 2020, World Soil Day will celebrate soil biodiversity under the motto “Keep soils alive, protect soil biodiversity“. This day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of soil biodiversity for sustaining life on Earth and providing an essential, nature-based solution to many of our current global challenges such as food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation and poverty reduction.

Every year World Soil Day is increasingly observed and last year more than 650 million people celebrated soil. We are delighted to see such enthusiasm and interest in soil from the general public and we hope that this year will be no exception, despite the current pandemic. With this email on World Soil Day 2020, we also want to thank you for your daily commitment to highlight the importance of soil in your country. This success should be seen as a real achievement and the result of a close collaboration between the many soil stakeholders.

Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management