Launched in 2018, the King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award acknowledges individuals or institutions that raise public awareness of soils by organising successful and influential World Soil Day celebrations. The award, sponsored by the Kingdom of Thailand, is named after King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand for his lifelong commitment to raising awareness of the importance of sustainable soil management and rehabilitation for food security, poverty alleviation and more.
The award consists of a medal, a USD 15 000 check and a trip to Thailand. The Award Laureate will be honored in Bangkok, Thailand (if feasible), in conjunction with the World Soil Day, 5 December 2022 celebration. This award was created with the purpose of honoring and encouraging organizers of WSD events at all levels.
For more information, please visit https://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/wsd-award/en/