Soil erosion must be stopped ‘to save our future’, says UN agriculture agency
Healthy soils are the basis for healthy habitats for all living beings. They provide food, clean water, raw materials and various ecosystem services.
But salinity, acidification and loss of biodiversity are just some of the threats that soils are currently facing.
This year’s World Soil Day commemoration focuses on reversing soil erosion for our future.
“We are celebrating a treasure beneath our feet which hosts a quarter of the planet’s biodiversity and provides about 95 per cent of our food”, said Eduardo Mansur, FAO’s Director of the Land and Water Division.