Southeast Asia possesses the critical attributes to become a global frontrunner in agricultural land-use innovation. The region’s tropical climate and biodiversity-rich ecosystems support the cultivation of diverse, nutritious crops all year-round, backed by a surging youth population and entrepreneurial ecosystem that is enabled by top universities, accelerators, and innovation hubs. 

Fundamental to the region’s future economic development and sustained growth lies in the protection and preservation of the soil. Hence the urgency to advance awareness and understanding of a very key component in the planet’s eco-system.

Thought For Food Southeast Asia Regional Hub is delighted to present a series of conversations around “Soil and Health – advancing solutions for food systems” – featuring top soil experts and scientists from across the region.

TFF x World Soil Day: 5 December 2021

  • Hear from a panel of outstanding agricultural scientists on the issues, challenges and the dangers if action is not taken now;
  • Witness a pilot project in Malaysia that embraces regenerative farming and the amazing produce resulting from the farm.
  • Learn how as an individual, you can make a difference – the power of the collective voice of the consumer to demand for CLEAN, SAFE and NUTRITIOUS food for a healthier and sustainable food supply chain.


Soil is the foundation of human and environmental health. Soil sustains life and performs a number of essential ecological services. It regenerates, recycles, decomposes, reconstitutes. This open dialogue, held in partnership with UN FAO’s WORLD SOIL DAY 2021, aims to bring awareness and focused attention to Soil Health.

World Soil Day 2021 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.


Join TFF's 2021 World Soil Day Event!