soil erosion

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  • Tehran to host World Soil Day 2021 celebration 2021-11-28 22:30

    Tehran to host World Soil Day 2021 celebration

    TEHRAN – A ceremony will be held on the occasion of World Soil Day 2021 at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on December 5, with the theme of "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity".

  • Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised? 2021-11-14 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised?

    TEHRAN – While Iran is facing an intensified trend of desertification, desert greening operations should be carried out across more than one million hectares of land according to the Sixth National Development Plan (2016-2021), but the progress has been much less than projected.

  • Wind erosion incurs annual loss of $714m 2021-07-14 18:28

    Wind erosion incurs annual loss of $714m

    TEHRAN – Wind erosion brings an annual economic and environmental damage of 30 trillion rials (nearly $714 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to the country, according to the latest studies in 2019.

  • خشکسالی 2021-03-12 16:56

    National document drafted for water management, environment protection

    TEHRAN – A national document for preserving water resources, managing drought, and soil erosion, and protecting the environment has been drafted by the vice president’s office for science and technology.

  • Soil erosion control requires special attention 2021-01-10 17:25

    Soil erosion control requires special attention

    TEHRAN – Iran loses 2 billion tons of soil annually and is moving towards recovery at a very slow pace, so one of the most important points to be addressed in the Seventh Development Plan is soil erosion control, head of the environmental committee of Expediency Discernment Council, has said.

  • A farmer signs a poster for Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Khanjahani’s latest documentary “On Soil”.   2020-12-15 19:07

    Farmers sign poster for doc “On Soil” to warn about soil erosion  

    TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Khanjahani has taken a poster for his latest documentary “On Soil” to farms around the country to be signed by farmers in order to draw officials’ attention to the problem of soil erosion.

  • Soil depletion: a neglected issue requiring urgent attention 2020-12-05 18:37

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Soil depletion: a neglected issue requiring urgent attention

    TEHRAN – Soil is one of the most vital non-renewable resources that many organisms on the planet depend on, as it ensures food security of the nations; however, the attention paid to this valuable resource is not as much as its significance.

  • COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds 2020-04-05 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds

    TEHRAN – These days, it is strictly recommended to wash our hands for 20 seconds as a great step to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but unfortunately many leave the tap running at the same time. This issue poses the greatest threat to the environment.

  • Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran 2019-12-04 20:36

    By Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran

    Let’s mind the soil as it truly matters

    Soil is an essential natural resource for sustaining life on Earth. It is a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability that constitutes the basis for the preservation and advancement of human life on this planet.

  • 2 billion tons of soil erodes annually in Iran: expert 2019-06-22 20:57

    2 billion tons of soil erodes annually in Iran: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran loses 2 billion tons of soil per year as a result of land use changes, rainfed agriculture, and overgrazing, Hossein Akhani, environmental and botanical expert has announced.

  • ‘Flood devastation worsened by improper infrastructure planning, environmental degradation’ 2019-04-07 12:54

    ‘Flood devastation worsened by environmental degradation, improper planning’

    TEHRAN – Ignoring technical issues in developing infrastructure of the water basin along with excessive soil erosion are what made the recent floods extremely devastating, director for wetland ecosystem office at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Majlis passes bill on soil conservation 2019-02-21 01:59

    Majlis passes bill on soil conservation

    TEHRAN – A bill on soil conservation, proposed to the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) in December 2014, has been finally approved, secretary of environmental policy at the center for strategic studies affiliated to the presidential office has said.