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World Soil Day: 5 Dec

World Soil Day: 5 Dec

World Soil Day is celebrated annually on the 5th of December at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome, the regional offices and through national and local events.

Theme for 2018: Stop Soil Pollution

Why Soil Pollution is a problem for the world?

As the world population will reach 9 billion by 2050, soil pollution is a worldwide problem which degrades our soils, poisons the food we eat, the water we drink and air we breathe.

One –Third of world soil has already been degraded. The major reason for the degradation and soil pollution are related to human activities such as unsustainable farming practices, industrial activities and mining, untreated urban waste and other non-environmental friendly practices.

In the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, soil pollution and soil degradation have been greatly emphasized because of its main role in food security.

 

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