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#international_year_of_soils / Published November 26, 2015 by Basant Mohamed

Basant Mohamed

#international_year_of_soils

http://www.fao.org/resources/infographics/infographics-details/en/c/325860/

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-Soils are the foundation for vegetation
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. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as a water holding tank, and serving as the substrate to which plants anchor their roots. In return, vegetation, tree cover and forests prevent soil degradation and desertification by stabilizing the soil, maintaining water and nutrient cycling, and reducing water and wind erosion. As global economic growth and demographic shifts increase the demand for vegetation, animal feed and vegetation by products such as wood, soils are put under tremendous pressure and their risk of degradation increases greatly. Managing vegetation sustainably—whether in forests, pastures or grasslands—will boost its benefits, including timber, fodder and food, in a way meets society’s needs while conserving and maintaining the soil for the benefit of present and future generations.

#international_year_of_soils / Published November 26, 2015 by Basant Mohamed

Basant Mohamed

#international_year_of_soils

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/soils-2015/docs/Fact_sheets/En_IYS_ClCng_Print.pdf

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-Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle.
When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. FAO promotes a unified approach, known as Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), to develop the technical, policy and investment conditions that support its member countries in achieving food security under climate change.

#DYK :Soils can sequester around 20 PgC (petagrams of carbon) in 25 years, more than 10 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans.

#international_year_of_soils / Published November 26, 2015 by Basant Mohamed

Basant Mohamed

#international_year_of_soils

http://www.fao.org/zhc/detail-events/en/c/345543/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=fao+facebook

In 2015 we celebrated the “International Year of Soils” here are some essentials to take away of #IYS2015

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- Soils store and filter water, improving food security
Functional soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and drought. Water infiltration through soil traps pollutants and prevents them from leaching into the groundwater. Moreover, the soil captures and stores water, making it available for absorption by crops.
#DYK: Of the estimated 1.4 billion ha of crop land worldwide, around 80 percent is rainfed and accounts for some 60 percent of global agricultural output.

Interior Architect ||| / Published November 21, 2015 by Basant Mohamed

Basant Mohamed

Interior Architect |||

meet our team.

#Post-it Fiends / Published November 19, 2015 by Basant Mohamed

Basant Mohamed

#Post-it Fiends

after a long and exhausting day full of laughs, cheers, challenges and hot discussions our idea finally broke through!!!
sometimes chaos is the best choice!

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