Soil pollution: facts and figures from FAO

Facts and figures from  Hidden Reality, a new report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Production of chemicals grown rapidly in recent decades and is projected to increase annually by 3.4 percent until 2030. Non-OECD countries will be much greater contributors in the future. In 2015, the European chemical industry produced 319 million tonnes of […]

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Soil pollution big threat to agri productivity, food safety – FAO report


Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report. Industrialisation, war, mining and the intensification of agriculture have all left a legacy of soil contamination across the planet, while the growth […]

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India launches rubber soil information system for growers

India has launched an online system for recommending application of appropriate mix of fertilizers to the specific plantations of rubber growers depending upon their soil nature. The Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS), developed by the Rubber Research Institute of India in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, the National Bureau […]

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