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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: World Soil Day. Reply with quote

For those of you interested today is world soil day.
Did You Know.
Soil is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for services to ecosystems and human well-being. It is the reservoir for at least a quarter of global biodiversity, and therefore requires the same attention as above-ground biodiversity. Soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and droughts. The largest store of terrestrial carbon is in the soil so that its preservation may contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation. The maintenance or enhancement of global soil resources is essential if humanity’s need for food, water, and energy security is to be met.
http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/en/
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