Today, the world’s soil suffers most from erosion and poor land use — the greatest threats to its productive top layer, according to a representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

“Soil affects our everyday lives, from the food we eat and where we live to the natural functions and ecological services that it provides”, FAO Turkey representative Viorel Gutu told Anadolu Agency.

Ahead of World Soil Day 2019 on Dec. 5, Gutu said the campaign, Stop soil erosion, Save our future, is envisaged to raise awareness on the importance of sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

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