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World Soil Day 2019
4 Dec 2019 -  Soils are fundamental to life on earth.  Their protection is of utmost importance to ensure the future of food.  But soil erosion is putting our productive land in danger by removing the highly fertile topsoil. Soil erosion – the number one threat to the Planet’s soils - literally washes our topsoil away, down streams, rivers, into lakes and blows soil particles across oceans. While it occurs naturally everywhere, unsustainable human activities significantly increase natural rates. Since 95% of the food comes from soils, erosion mitigation is critical for a sustainable and food secure world.
This year, the celebration of World Soil Day will be on the theme “Stop soil erosion, save our future”, to be held in New York, Rome, Bangkok, Moscow, and other cities around the world, to raise awareness of the vital importance of soil and promote sustainable use and management of soil, soil conservation and preservation. 
Event organized by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, and Thailand to the United Nations, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
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