Soil taken for granted, particularly in Africa

African soil is too often taken for granted. Photo: FAO (file)

Soil is too often taken for granted, particularly in Africa according to a soil expert based at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's regional office in Accra, Ghana.

Thiombiano Lamourdia says that due to an increasing population, more agro-processing is needed to reduce the pressure on the land for the next generations.

He says Ethiopia is an example of how a 10-year plan focusing on land management can help support healthier soil.

As the international community marks Global Soil Week, Sandra Ferrari asked Mr Lamourdia about the state of African soils.

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