Maseru, March 13 — A group of 10 students from National University of Lesotho (NUL) studying Master of Science in Soil Science Stream have come together to join a Global initiative called ‘save soil’ led by an Indian Spiritual Healer, Mr. Sadhguru.
Speaking in an interview at one of the local radio stations, the Organisation Founder Mrs. Moshoeshoe Nchulo said as scientists, they felt the need to be part of this global awareness campaign to unite governments, leaders and citizens in support of government policies for soil regeneration.
She indicated that what inspired them to join the movement are soil-related challenges that the country is facing. She showed that 22 percent of the 2.2 million population in the country is having food insecurity.
Mrs. Nchulo further noted that plants lose the ability to grow food because of alarming rapid degradation of soil as 95 percent of food comes from soil. She said a small amount of soil takes thousands of years to form, yet 75 billion tons is being lost every year through soil erosion, flashing away non-replaceable resources that are most critical to human life.
However, Mrs. Nchulo emphasised that these challenges can be overcome if it becomes everyone’s responsibility to treat soil as valuable, living entity.
She concluded by showing that they are travelling across the country visiting high schools, radio stations and ministries as well as organisations like the United Nations to raise awareness.
The phenomenal endeavour of the save soil movement is to bring citizens of the entire democratic world together to speak in one voice and affirm their commitment to the health and future of Earth.