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News in Brief 18 October 2021

  • Polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November - WHO 

  • Syrians agree to start drafting new constitution, says UN negotiator  

  • Salt-affected soils cause increasing problems for agriculture, FAO warns 


“Invest in healthy soils” says UN on World Day to Combat Desertification

Approximately 12 million hectares of productive land is degraded every year, according to the United Nations.

On World Day to Combat Desertification the UN is highlighting the importance of land to sustain life on Earth.

To find out more about this issue, Joshua Mmali spoke with Louise Baker, a senior adviser at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

She first spoke about this year’s theme of the day.

Duration: 4’57”