It is celebrated on July 7 since 1963 in memory of Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, American researcher who dedicated himself to the study of the production and care of the soil, while retaining its integrity to maintain the balance of the environment.

Soil is one of the most important resources to combat climate change. Like oceans, soils can absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate the impact of CO2 emissions on the planet.

The challenges remain today in achieving sustainable soil management, preventing land degradation, analyzing the effect of climate change on the planet, and promoting urgent measures to stop the climate emergency.

Aíxa Chacín