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 said in his message on the Day, noting that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about 33 per cent of global soils are already degraded. “This trend must be reversed through sus….
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….
Of all the things on your mind right now, I suspect dirt isn’t one of them.
I get it. We’re all busy; many of us especially so this time of year.
Why all this fuss for the gritty stuff your dogs or your ki….
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 by Director Agriculture, Bendangyanger.In his speech, Director Agric….