1.5 billion people, living with soil too salty to be fertile – MENAFN.COM

1.5 billion people, living with soil too salty to be fertile – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN- Caribbean News Global) NEW YORK, USA – Between 20 to 50 percent of irrigated soils in all continents have grown too salty to be fully fertile, creating significant challenges for more than 1.5 billion people trying to grow their own food. The information is part of the Global Map of Salt-Affected Soils , a new tool launched this Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ).