Every year some 12 million hectares of land are being lost to degradation (Google / IDN)


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UN Pleads For ‘A Cap on Land Degradation’

By Ramesh Jaura
IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) – The United Nations’ top official in-charge of combating desertification has called upon world leaders to “put a cap on land degradation” that has already adversely affected 40 percent of the world’s agricultural land with dire consequences for the poorest of the poor.

“Just 6-10 inches of top soil stand between us and extinction,” says UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja, adding: “Productive land is a finite resource like our oceans and forests.” And yet every year some 12 million hectares of land are being lost to degradation.

Gnacadja was briefing the press ahead of the special UN High-level meeting in New York on September 20, 2011.

“We should work towards a land degradation neutral world through a target of zero net land degradation. The first…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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