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Fertile soil is being lost at rate of 24bn tonnes a year through intensive farming as demand for food increases, says UN-backed study
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The Forest Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have released a policy paper on the role of public policy makers in attracting greater investments in 'Sustainable Financing for Forest and Landscape Restoration' (FLR).
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Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship.
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La ciencia tiene un papel importante para combatir la desertificación, al ayudar en la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, y en prácticas sostenibles de gestión del suelo, especialmente en el mundo en vía de desarrollo, se dijo en una conferencia.
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From the recognisable red soils of the tropics to the black volcanic ash of the Andes, Latin America’s fertile soils are encompass the future of millions of people across the world.But the region’s potential for food production is under threat due to land degradation.
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Aunque son molestas cuando se comen los muebles, las termitas juegan un papel importante contra la desertificación y facilitan que las zonas semiáridas sean más resistentes al cambio climático, según reveló un estudio publicado en la revista Science.