International & National Days related to Agriculture & Rural

International Day of Rural Woman – 15 October

Every year 15 October is celebrated as International day of Rural Woman. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” More Reference


World Food Day – 16 October

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. More Reference

World Day to Combat Desertification – 17 June

Desertification is a phenomenon that ranks among the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Yet most people haven’t heard of it or don’t understand it. Although desertification can include the encroachment of sand dunes on land, it doesn’t refer to the advance of deserts. Rather, it is the persistent degradation of dryland ecosystems by human activities — including unsustainable farming, mining, overgrazing and clear-cutting of land — and by climate change. Read More


World Soil Day – 5 December

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, adopted a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well being. The FAO Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5th of December as the World Soil Day. More Reference


Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) in India – 23 December

It seems there is no formal central government recognised farmers day is in India, but some states of country celebrates Kisan Diwas (Farmer’s Day) every year on 23 December to celebrate the birth anniversary of the fifth prime minister and kisan leader, late Chaudhary Charan Singh.

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