Soil Degradation: Food Security

Authored by: Michael A. Zoebisch , Eddy De Pauw

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRL-120001633

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Abstract

Growing populations lead to an increasing demand for food. With decreasing per-capita areas of arable land, this leads to additional pressure and stresses on the limited land resources, especially the soils. As a consequence, large parts of the world are affected by soil degradation, and this has a direct effect on food security.

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