Today is World Soil Day and for 2019 the theme chosen is ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’. It seeks to raise awareness on the significance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
People do not pay much attention to the soil, but it is fundamental to our very existence on earth. Deforestation is one of the major ways by which the soil is destroyed.
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This year, the UN throws more light on the challenges faced in soil management. They besiege governments, individuals, communities and organisations to contribute their quota to maintaining a healthy soil.
Speaking of healthy soil, Africans have had many uses for the soil for many years. After all, They are the people of the land. African architecture during the pre-colonial era had the soil as one of the main ingredients for the construction.
In the advent of contemporary buildings some Africans, especially in the rural areas still build their houses with the soil, particularly clay.
Here are four amazing soil architectures in Africa. Click next to check them out: