Soil is an indispensable part of our environment. Healthy, fertile soils are essential to secure food and clean water, to preserve biodiversity, and to mitigate climate change.
On World Soil Day, 5 December 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand, discussed in this video interview His Majesty King Bhumibol's lifelong commitment to preserving and protecting soil.
World Soil Day is celebrated on His Majesty's birthday to honour his contribution to soil preservation. Princess Bajrakitiyabha, Ambassador to Austria and IAEA Governor, also discusses sustainable solutions to help prevent soil loss.