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Uri Nachshon

Soil is one of the most important and essential resources on the globe; however, its importance is somewhat underestimated, especially in political and decision-making circles. The lack of good quality soil risks the supply of food and fiber, of clean fresh water, biodiversity and the overall protection of the ecosystem. It also reduces the potential of soil to act as a sink in the carbon cycle and may remove a central platform for the production of renewable energy sources. Despite its economic and environmental importance, soil is continuously being lost globally due to various degradation processes, with modern agriculture being a main cause of these. This is demonstrated by the fact that more than 50% of agricultural soils are moderately or highly degraded, while less than one third of natural soils are exposed to degradation processes.

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Soil degradation processes: It’s time to take our head out of the sand

Uri Nachshon

Soil degradation processes: It’s time to take our head out of the sand

Soil is one of the most important and essential resources on the globe; however, its importance is somewhat underestimated, especially in political and decision-making circles. The lack of good quality soil risks the supply of food and fiber, of clean fresh water, biodiversity and the overall protection of the ecosystem. It also reduces the potential of soil to act as a sink in the carbon cycle and may remove a central platform for the production of renewable energy sources. Despite its economic and environmental importance, soil is continuously being lost globally due to various degradation processes, with modern agriculture being a main cause of these. This is demonstrated by the fact that more than 50% of agricultural soils are moderately or highly degraded, while less than one third of natural soils are exposed to degradation processes.

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