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World Soil Day 2023: 5 December

Published on December 05, 2023
Current Context: World Soil Day is held annually on 5th December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.
World Soil Day 2023: 5 December
  • The theme for World Soil Day 2023 is "Soil and Water: A Source of Life".
  • This theme highlights the essential symbiotic relationship between soil and water in agriculture and environmental health.
  • Here are some key messages for World Soil Day 2023:
    • Soil and water provide the foundation for food production, ecosystems, and human well-being. 
    • Recognizing their invaluable roles, we can take proactive measures to safeguard these resources for future generations.
    • Soil and water are the medium in which plants grow and obtain essential nutrients.
    • Rainfed agriculture systems account for 80 percent of croplands, contributing to 60 percent of global food production. These systems rely heavily on effective soil moisture management practices.
    • Irrigated agriculture systems withdraw 70% of the world’s freshwater and account for 20 percent of croplands.
    • The health of the soil and the quality and availability of water are interconnected.

Question:

Q.1 What is the theme for World Soil Day 2023?
a. Soil and Air: A Source of Life
b. Soil and Water: A Source of Life
c. Soil and Fire: A Source of Life
d. Soil and Earth: A Source of Life

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