World Soil Day 2021 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health. Salinisation is an excessive accumulation of salts in the soil. Soil salinization and sodification is one of the main threats to ecosystems and one of the most important problems for agricultural production, food security and sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions at global level.
Did you know?
Soil salinization takes up to 1.5 million hectares of farmland per year out of production
The annual loss in agricultural productivity caused by salinization is estimated to be of USD 31 million.
There are more than 833 million hectares of salt-affected soils around the globe (8.7% of the planet).
For more information visit the official website of the event.