The PhilFIDA Supports the Observance of June 2022 Soil Conservation Month

Date Posted June 2022

Desertification and Drought DaySoil Conservation Month

The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) is one with the nation in the observance of the Soil Conservation Month this June 2022 spearheaded by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM).

The event highlights the significance of soil and water conservation management in achieving sustainable agriculture and food security for the Filipino people. The celebration has the theme Rising Up from the Threats of Land Degradation through Soil Conservation.

Similarly, the Desertification and Drought Day (DDD) is observed every 17th day of June with the slogan “Rising Up from Drought Together.” Likewise, awareness on the issues and ways of combating desertification and drought is promoted globally as declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1995.

Both events uphold the significance of investing in the maintenance of healthy lands and land degradation mitigation through exercising responsible soil conservation management practices. These observances also recognize the collaborative involvement of united actions of every stakeholder as one of the important keys in combating land degradation.