Soil related issues need more attention in Asia and the PacificListen /
Issues related to soil are not getting enough attention in Asia and the Pacific, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The agency says the most critical concerns the region faces are land scarcity particularly in East Asia, and contamination by chemical fertilizers.
This week, the international community is marking Global Soil Week in Berlin, Germany, to exchange ideas on soil management.
Yuji Niino is a soils officer for FAO based at the regional office in Thailand's capital, Bangkok.
Sandra Ferrari began by asking him how well the soils are preserved in Asia and the Pacific.