World Soil Day 2021 – Halt Soil Salinization, Boost Soil Productivity

Qur’anic Botanic Garden Press Release
December 23, 2021

To mark the United Nations (UN) World Soil Day, Mr. Mohamed Hassona, Horticulturist at the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), explains why healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture, food security, and ultimately a healthy planet.

World Soil Day goes back to the year 2002, when it initially started off as a recommendation by the International Union of Soil Sciences. In 2013, it was unanimously endorsed by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and designated by the UN General Assembly as an official international day on December 5, 2014.

Aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of keeping ecosystems healthy and encouraging societies to improve soil health, the theme of this year’s World Soil Day was ‘Halt Soil Salinization, Boost Soil Productivity’.

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