“World Soil Day (WSD), 5 December is the United Nations Observance that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.” – excerpt from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations article
The European Commission identified 5 priority missions, one of which is Soil Heath and Food.
Healthy soils are essential to meet climate and biodiversity goals under the European Green Deal.
Part of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, this initiative will update the current strategy to address soil degradation and preserve land resources (‘land degradation neutrality’).
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