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AS Stakeholders in the Soil sub-sector converge globally on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, for World Soil Day, it is pertinent to note that erosion is recognized as one of the world’s most serious environmental problems.

In Nigeria, especially the southeastern part, agricultural productivity, sustainability and management for food security/sustenance has been undermined by the menace posed by soil erosion.

This itself entails the danger of soil exhaustion, of which accelerated erosion is often only a symptom in Nigeria.

Soil erosion by definition, is a systematic removal of soil, including plant nutrients, from the land surface by the various agents of denudation which occurs in several…

Source: Nigerian Tribune