AFSA PRESS RELEASE: WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 — AFSA

Connecting the dots between soil and agroecology for food security and climate action. Digital Campaign on Agroecology for Healthy Soil For Immediate Release

Date: December 4, 2020

AFSA PRESS RELEASE: WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 — AFSA
  • Agroecology provides the most favourable soil conditions for plant growth, particularly by managing organic matter and enhancing soil biodiversity
  • Agroecology promotes the type of farming that feeds the soil and revitalize the ecology.
  • Healthy, nutrient-rich, biodiverse soil is the basis for a healthy ecosystem, healthy and nutritious food, and a natural way to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Agroecology is Africa’s future for healthy, nutritious, and resilient food systems

[Kampala, Uganda, December 4, 2020] – The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) joins the international community for the observance of World Soil Day on December 5, 2020, that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This year’s campaign, “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity,” aims to highlight the growing challenges in soil management and soil biodiversity loss and the pressing need to improve soil health worldwide.

AFSA strongly believes conserving agricultural biodiversity and maintaining soil fertility is among the most urgent and grave challenges of the global fight for food security and climate action.

To this end, AFSA launches a two-day social media campaign to join the international community on World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay) and lead the African voice for agroecology and food sovereignty. The theme of our campaign, “Agroecology for Healthy Soil,” intends to establish the urgency of embracing agroecology to solve the soil crisis and restore soil fertility and territorial landscape degradation.

For more reading and connection to the event please check Alliance for Food Soverignity in Africa (AFSA)

Published by COPACSO Uganda

The Coalition for Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO) was formed to provide a platform for member organizations to engage in policy formulation and advocacy for recognition of pastoralism and the right of pastoralists to benefit from national and local resources.

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