24/12/2019 6:06 AM
The College of Veterinary Medicine holds a scientific symposium on the occasion of the International Soil Day.
The College of Veterinary Medicine held, in cooperation with the College of Agriculture, an awareness seminar on the occasion of the International Soil Day delivered by Assistant Professor Dr. Hassan Hadi Mustafa Al-Tudisi at the College of Agriculture.
The lecturer indicated that the World Soil Day is held annually on December 5 of each year as a way to focus attention on the importance of healthy soils and advocate for sustainable management of soil resources.
He stressed the importance of raising awareness of the importance of preserving healthy ecosystems and human well-being through facing the growing challenges in soil management and raising the level of awareness of healthy soil by encouraging governments, organizations, societies and individuals all over the world to proactively improve soil health.
He added that soil erosion is a natural process that affects all types of soils. In agriculture, soil erosion refers to the erosion of the surface layer by water or wind, and through forces linked to agricultural activities such as plowing.
He continued that the symposium aims to shed light on the state of soil erosion in the world, as well as the efforts made by the soil and water sciences to create a degree of integrated awareness in the sustainable management of lands as a basic way to combat and reduce soil erosion, and reviewed modern methods in dealing with soil and controlling soil erosion.
And he recommended that it be necessary to determine the severity of erosion in Iraq, its types, locations, and the priorities of the areas that are being dealt with, and to determine the economic feasibility of modern methods in dealing with soil erosion.
They also recommended that dealing with erosion should be treated as an integrated process within the overall environmental system, taking into account economic, social and environmental factors.