World Losing 2,000 Hectares of Farm Soil Daily to Salt-Induced Degradation

Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, published Oct. 28.

Today an area the size of France is affected — about 62 million hectares (20%) of the world’s irrigated lands, up from 45 million hectares in the early 1990s.

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