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date: 05 April 2020

Soil Conservation  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Humberto BLANCO-CANQUIHumberto BLANCO-CANQUI

Soil is a multifunctional natural resource because it provides innumerable ecosystem services. Among others, it produces food, fodder, and fiber; is a sink of atmospheric carbon; and filters pollutants.Particularly in resource-poor regions of the world, soils are becoming increasingly degraded. Soils must be restored and conserved through judicious management practices to address global climate change, food insecurity, energy supply insecurity, and overall ecosystem sustainability. ...

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