On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 2016– 2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition. Our shared goal is to end malnutrition in all its forms.
Soils affect almost everything in our lives: the food we eat, the vegetation we walk on, the medicines we take, the buildings we live in, the clothes we wear, the water we drink and even the weather! Soils really do enable life on Earth and they are central to sustainable development.
World Health Organization (WHO) announced that around half of the global population currently suffers from some form of malnutrition. Malnutrition encompasses not only undernutrition but also micronutrient deficiencies.
Micronutrient deficiency elimination is as cost effective as the best public health interventions. World Bank estimated that micronutrient malnutrition costs developing economies at least 5 percent of gross domestic product.