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Sustainable Soils Management

Sustainable Soils Management

Soil is scarce and a scarcely renewable resource. With all its diversity and by virtue of its multifunctional character, it is one of the most important bases for life on Earth, one of the major factors for balance of nature.

Soil is at the heart of current human development problems; in particular, it is at the core of the food and environmental concerns experienced nowadays worldwide.

Nevertheless, soil is still used in an unsustainable way by human societies; little is actually done to mitigate soil degradation or to improve the situation of degraded soils world-wide. Local and global economic systems are accountable for this neglect.

This situation, which involves risks for both natural and human systems, is mostly due to ignorance in all spheres of society-from the simple citizen up to the decision maker-about what soil is and why it is necessary to preserve it. Hence, soil is always absent from public debate, especially where social choices are concerned.


Workgroup data
puce Proposal Paper puce List of Documents
puce Experience Reports puce Participants and Interested Persons
puce Forum (Closed)


Meetings

puce Soils in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, in the New Independent States, in the Countries of Central Asia, and in Mongolia. Present Situation and Perspectives
puce International Conference at Tutzing
puce Third Klingenthal Symposium: Soil, Cultures, Religions
puce View all (9 Response(s))

Resources

puce Soils in the Different Continents
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:: Articles ::

Rehabilitation of Damaged Zones :: January 2009 ::

Restoring the Terraces in Saba
:: Larbi Bouguerra :: February 2007 ::

Environment: Degraded Lands Need to Be Irrigated with Money
:: Patricia Grogg :: January 2004 ::

Geology of Connecticut Soil, Rock and Minerals :: September 2000 ::

The Earth and Me: Forever Friends :: February 2000 ::


Contact


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Other related Web sites

--- GEO-2000 : Global Environment Outlook
--- Pedosphere
--- UNEP - World Environment Day
--- UNE - Agronomy & Soil Science - Oz Soils v3.0
--- NRCS Soils
--- WOCAT - World Overview of Conservation Approaches and
--- Soild & Land Alliance of European Cities and Towns
--- Department of Pedology - University of Granada, Spain
--- Green Cross International
--- Earth Science Links for Teachers
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