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Soil Degradation Neglected Crisis in Iran

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Soil and water are natural resources pivotal to the survival of any country. They constitute the key elements of agriculture, which no one doubts is important. Experts say that soil is even more important than […]

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Desertification

Iran and UNDP Strengthen Efforts to Combat Desertification Today, around the world, over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification. About 1 billion people – in over 110 countries – are currently at risk of its consequences. Here in Iran, the level of desertification is “high”.  Over 20 per cent of the country’s land […]