World Soil Day 2022: History and significance of the day

Every year on December 5, the United Nations celebrates "World Soil Day."

The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems

This year, the theme for the observance of this day is ‘soils: where food begins.’

An international day to honor soil was first proposed in 2002.

It was initiated by the International Union of Soil Sciences.

As per the UN, about 33% of soils are degraded already.

Source: HT