King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award: Call for application 2021 is OPEN until 10 Sept. 2021!!!

King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award: Call for application 2021 is OPEN until 10 Sept. 2021!!!

10 Aug 2021

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King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award:
Call for application 2021 is OPEN until 10 September 2021!

 

If you organized an outstanding World Soil Day event for the campaign 2020 "Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity", don't miss the chance to compete.

Download and fill out the call for application by 10 September 2021 and submit it to the GSP Secretariat.

Don't lose the chance to win a medal, a USD 15 000 cheque, as well as a trip to Thailand (if feasible) to receive the prize. 

 

About the award

The 6th GSP Plenary Assembly endorsed the establishment of the annual  King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award (WSDA), as a recognition tool for individuals and/or institutions that have made an effort to organize successful celebrations.

The objective of the WSDA is to encourage organizers of WSD events at all levels to facilitate challenging and outstanding celebrations around the globe.

The Award is sponsored by the Kingdom of Thailand, the champion country in the establishment of the now-famous World Soil Day. The UN General Assembly decided in December 2013 to officially designate 5 December as World Soil Day to acknowledge the lifelong work and commitment of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who has significantly contributed to improving the quality of lives of millions through sustainable soil management.

The award consists of a medal, a USD 15 000 cheque, as well as a trip to Thailand (if feasible) to receive the prize. 

 

For more information, please visit FAO's website: Click here

Link to the UN General Assembly's resolution A/RES/68/232: Click here

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Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity

Documents

King_Bhumibol_World_Soil_Day_Award.pdf