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World Soil Day 2014 - Where Food Begins - 5th December

WheRe FOOD BeGInS SOILS, A FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY FARMING DISCOVER SOL'S FUNCTIONS AND THE RISKS IT'S RUNNING RIGHT NOW! 95% OF QUR FOOD COPES FROM OUR SOL A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR PLANETS ARABLE SOILS IS USED FOR FAMILY FARMING 83MIRAL 83% NORTH AND b8% EUROPE CENTRAL AMERICA ASA (85% 67 AFRICA SOUTH AMERICA SUSTANABLE SOL MANAGEMENT COULD PRODUCE UP TO 58% MORE FOOD SOL IS TEEMING WITH LIFE SOLS HOST A QUARTER OF OUR PLANETS BIODIVERSITY THERE ARE MORE ORGANISYS IN ONE TABLESPOON OF HEALTHY SOL. THAN THERE ARE PEOPLE ON EARTH WHAT IS SOIL MADE OF? 45% MINERALS 25% WATER 5% ORGANIC MATTER 25%. AIR BUT OUR SOLS ARE IN GREAT DANGER GLOBALLY, UP TO 50,000 SOUARE KLOMETERS OF SOL, AN AREA AROUND THE SIZE OF 1 HA OF SOILS ARE SEALED UNDER EXPANDING CITES EVERY HOUR IN EUROPE COSTA RICA 6 LOST EVERY YEAR 100 miles 100 km 2010 EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT WE ONLY HAVE 60 YEARS OF TOPSOL LEFT 2040 2050 2070 33% 22% OF OUR JI% GOBAL SOLS ARE DEGRADED 16% OF THE CONTNENT OF AFRICA HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY SOL DEGRADATION, YET T CAN TAKE P TO 1 000 YEARS TO PRODUCE JUST 2-3 CM OF SOL. 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 BUT WHILE OVER ONE THIRD OF CUR FOOD GOES TO WASTE. „P TO A HALF OF OUR HOUSEHOLD WASTE COULD BE COMPOSTED TO NURTURE OUR SOL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PLANETS HDDEN RESOURCE VIST: VWWFADORG/GLOBALSOLPARTNERSHP/VORLD-SOL-DAY World Soil Day GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 5 December

World Soil Day 2014 - Where Food Begins - 5th December

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