Healthy land and soil guarantee food and water security for SA

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Without healthy land and soil, society is unable to produce the food needed to sustain growing populations. Globally, desertification affects about 70% of dry lands and 73% of Africa’s agricultural land is degraded. Picture: iStock/Firina
Without healthy land and soil, society is unable to produce the food needed to sustain growing populations. Globally, desertification affects about 70% of dry lands and 73% of Africa’s agricultural land is degraded. Picture: iStock/Firina

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According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and other reports, about 91% of South Africa is dry land, making it susceptible to desertification, land degradation and the effects of drought.

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