World Soil Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 5 December. The campaign, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, will highlight the importance of reducing soil pollution in 2018.
MTA ATK TAKI organized a lecture day entitled "Soil and Environment" on the occasion of the Hungarian Science Festival, which took place on 28 November 2018 in the reading room of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
On 27 September 2018, a conference was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the operation of the Soil Protection Information and Monitoring System (TIM) in the Darányi Ignác Hall of the Ministry of Agriculture, organized by the Plant, Soil and Agri-Environment Protection Directorate of the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH).
The volume of the Natural Environment of the National Atlas of Hungary has been published, which was officially presented at the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The staff of MTA ATK TAKI have also played a major role in the editing of the volume over the past five years.