Reverse in rate of soil degradation | DESERTIFICATION

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking the second World Soil Day and the end of the International Year of Soils with an appeal to reverse the current rate of soil degradation because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. “The challenge before us is clear,” Mr. Ban

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Degradation of the world’s soil must be reversed: UN chief

A farmer plants acacia seedlings in Liguere, Senegal. Photo: FAO/Seyllou Diallo The degradation of the world’s soil is highly advanced and needs to be reversed, said the UN Secretary-General on Friday.Speaking ahead of the second World Soil Day, marked on December 5, Ban Ki-moon said that soil was the foundation of all food sys…. Source:

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Quit Treating Soil Like Dirt | Pierre Ferrari

By Pierre Ferrari President and CEO, Heifer International Of all the things on your mind right now, I suspect dirt isn’t one of them. Photo courtesy of Heifer International. I get it. We’re all busy; many of us especially so this time of year. But it’s really important. In fact, it’s so important that the United Nations

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‘Health Soil, Green Field’ – The Morung Express | The Morung Express

Kohima, December 5 (DIPR): World Soil Day, which is held every year on December 5, was observed at the Directorate of Agriculture Kohima with the slogan “Health Soil Green Field”. The programme was chaired by Deputy Director of Agriculture, Dr. Bendangyanger followed by keynote address by Joint Director Agriculture, N. Thungjamo Lotha and a speech

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