World Soil Day 2022

  • World Soil Day is observed annually on December 5 to highlight the value of healthy soil and to promote the sustainable management of soil resources.
  • 2022 theme: Soils: Where food begins
  • In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) has proposed to celebrate Soil Day.
  • In June 2013, the FAO Conference endorsed the day and requested UN to adopt the day.
  • This day was officially adopted by UNGA and  December 5, 2014 celebrated as the first World Soil Day.