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FAO Director-general Opens the Photo and Poster Exhibition on Sustainable Soil Management Practices

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04 June 2024, Rome: In conjunction with the 12th Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu opened an exhibition that captures how policy action and collaboration amongst actors for healthy soils has manifested in success stories across Thailand and countries.

The “Journey to success: from dirt to living soils” exhibit, co-organized by FAO’s Global Soil Partnership and the Kingdom of Thailand showcases sustainable soil management practices that are locally adapted and community tailored.

This exhibition aims to enhance soil awareness and inspire joint efforts to protect the very foundation of our agrifood systems, soils, by showcasing global initiatives that are successfully in practice.

“I would like to celebrate the first day of the Global Soil Partnership. All of this is possible because of the support from partners and members who are working towards the same mission through the Global Soil Partnership for the past 20 years,” the Director-General said opening the exhibition.

In thanking the Kingdom of Thailand and other members on their continued contribution and commitment to soil conservation, the Director-General also mentioned the two important events Thailand will host to further promote and consolidate global efforts on soils later this year. These include the World Soil Day global celebration on 5 December, which will mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment, and The International Land, Soil and Water Forum.

The exhibition opening also included a Thai classical dance performance, cultural art pieces and a taste of healthy and nutritious food from Thailand.

Achieving food security through actions on soils

Amidst current climate change crisis, water scarcity crisis and biodiversity loss crisis, it is imperative to build our common future from the ground up, and this starts from the soil. Soil is where our food begins, and healthy soil is key to healthy food.

By placing soil conservation on the global agenda, efforts to conserve, preserve, protect, and restore soils will contribute to food security and nutrition overall.

This photo and poster exhibition and the entirety of the Global Soil Partnership Assembly gathers all actors for the next few days to drive global efforts on sustainable soil management, encouraging discourse and sharing of success stories to prioritise actions on soils. 

Also Read: Food Security of the World: Countries that Can Save the World from Starvation

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