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Save our soils: find ways to stop erosion


Wind, rain and industrial agriculture techniques accelerate soil erosion, but can be mitigated before the world faces catastrophic loss in terms of agricultural performance and critical ecosystem functions.

"The negative consequences of soil erosion are increasingly evident and the need to work together is increasingly urgent," Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director General and Head of Climate and Natural Resources, said at the opening. of a three-day symposium that focuses on improving the way the world measures and manages soil erosion, as well as its economic cost.

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