Let’s Talk: NatureSaving Our Soil for a Healthier World
Soil is the largest living system on our planet – it is necessary for everything we eat. Yet, our agricultural soils are being degraded at a rapid rate and depleting our natural resources and ability to produce food. Already, half of the world’s soils have reached a level close to desertification. All this came as a shocking reality to Vishal Bambha, an NTT employee, who decided to take action and do something to address the problem that no-one, in his urban setting and close quarters, was talking about.
- If soil degradation is not prevented, by 2045 food production will fall by 40%
- 95% of the food that we eat, comes directly or indirectly from the soil
- 52% of the soils around the world have degraded to levels heading towards desertification
- Every second, 1 acre of soil becomes desert