Global Soil Partnership – World Soil Day 2016 : ‘Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life’

Global Soil Partnership – World Soil Day 2016 : ‘Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life’

The World Soil Day (WSD) campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

The WSD 2016 will be celebrated on the 5th of December at FAO headquarters in Rome, FAO regional offices and through national and local events.

This collective effort is aimed at bringing attention to the benefits we receive from soils.

Pulses are among the major contributors to ensuring and increasing soil health, especially by fixing atmospheric nitrogen and freeing soil-bound phosphorous and making essential nutrients available to plants, improving soil structure and enhancing soil biodiversity. As we are nearing the close of the 2016 International Year of Pulses, the striking symbiosis between soils and pulses is timely and central to the WSD2016 campaign, not to mention helpful in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management.

The GSP Secretariat encourages you to share the event in a variety of innovative ways to enhance public awareness of the critical influence soils and pulses exert on our lives.

We have prepared an array of stunning campaign materials to help create a buzz about World Soil Day 2016.

The success of the World Soil Day depends on you. Please tell your friends and colleagues about it and help disseminate the WSD campaign page.

http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/