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Excess fertiliser threat to food security – FAO

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has advised farmers to desist from using excess fertiliser and chemicals as they are a threat to food security.
Recent studies have revealed that more than half of agricultural soils are moderately or highly degraded due to unsustainable management practices.
FAO deputy strategic programme leader Festus Akinnifesi said in a statement recently that agricultural sustainability requires effective management of the soil, water and crop to increase production.
“The global landscape is rapidly changing and the world faces an uphill challenge of ensuring food supply for http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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