Artwork of Week 49

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49WHEAT BY HELEN LIEROS
 The artwork Wheat depicts a wheat field as its name suggests. Wheat is one of many important soil produces all around the globe. Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced including wheat and other

products.
This week we celebrate the World Soil Day. The theme for this year's celebration is “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life”. The campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. World Soil Day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food and water among other things.
Soil is one of the most significant parts of the ecosystem, contributing to our food, water and energy and also playing an important part in reducing bio diversity loss and the impact of climate change. But soils are under pressure from increases in population, higher demands for food and competing land uses.
This celebration aims to promote regenerative landscape management which is about the integrated management of soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity to enable sustainable agricultural production that is good for the environment and farm profits. Soil is life and in order for it to continue being useful we need to preserve it just like any other resource.