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March 28, 2023

Focus on World Soil Day

Alix Leblais
Communication Manager
worldsoilday soil pollution leads to a process of degradation of key soil functions, jeopardizing its ability to deliver ecosystem benefits.

On the occasion of World Soil Day on December 5th, let's take a look back at the subject. 

Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician of the Food & Agriculture Organization, points out:

"To ensure progress [...] it is essential to improve data capabilities. While considerable progress has been made towards building stronger data and statistical systems for SDG monitoring, significant data gaps still exist. It difficult to effectively measure the pace of progress across different regions and socioeconomic groups in the absence of data with comprehensive disaggregation levels. Greater investments to improve data collection and strengthen data capabilities are also crucial to trigger earlier responses to crises, anticipate future needs and design the urgent actions needed to realize the 2030 Agenda."

source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

In 2022, FAO's campaign is part of the overarching topic of soil health 's impact on food "Soils: Where Food Begins" which aims to raise awareness of the importance of and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges of soil management, increasing awareness of soils and encouraging societies to improve soil health.
World Soil Day 2022 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign "Soils, where food begins" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health.

Read the report on Monitoring Progress on the Food and Agriculture 2022 SDG Indicators

But soil quality does not only influence the"Zero Hunger" goal of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - prevention, control and remediation of soil pollution are fundamental if we are to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

source: FAO 

By establishing the first comprhensive notation system for soil ecosystems, Genesis fills this gap on soil health datas.

We want to produce comprehensive, global and fine-grained measurements of soil health :
- by relying on the most advanced scientific knowledge
- by deploying a tool perfectly adapted to the needs of the value chain actors
- by enacting and supporting the development of environmental regulations

in order to :
- produce data on the state of soils today and tomorrow
- act for soil restoration by pointing out the points of progress to be made (by identifying good and bad agricultural practices)
- engage suppliers in virtuous and economically viable practices
- identify investments for nature restoration projects
- certify the impact of the changes implemented over time and justify the investments in the transition (ESG reporting)


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