FAO, experts raise concern over soil salinisation as threat to global food security


AS Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2021 World Soil Day, the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO), and experts in the agricultural sector have expressed concern over practices that salinate the soil which they observed poses a major risk to food security worldwide.

This concern was raised, during the 2021 World Soil Day celebration in Abuja with the theme: “Halt Soil Salinisation, Boost Soil Productivity”.

The Director-General of FAO, QU Dongyu, in a statement expressed worry over the unsustainable agricultural practices and the overexploitation of natural resources.

He stressed that the growing population is putting increased pressure on soils and…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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