Saturday, 5 December 2020

world soil day

Established by the International Union of Soil Sciences during its 2002 conference in Bangkok, the annual observance—from 2005 on—sanctioned by the United Nations is meant to promote the importance and greater understanding of the natural resource and its preservation by the prevention of erosion and pollution both for agricultural purposes and maintaining ecological stability. The society selects a soil type to highlight for each year with 2020’s signature earth being bay mud or estuarine silt (Watt), the sort that compose tidal flats and coastal wetlands.