Soils

Three scenarios show how climate change and land use may accelerate soil erosion by water by the year 2070. Soil erosion reduces agricultural productivity and therefore threatens global food supply.

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Soils

A breakthrough in how soils are analysed, known as soil spectroscopy, is equipping both farmers and government decision-makers with a new tool in combatting land degradation and improving farmers' crop yields and income.

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Soils

ETH Zurich researchers of the Swiss ETH Zurich are re-examining the causes of soil erosion around the world – and have found that countries themselves have a surprisingly strong influence on their soil. This country…

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Soils

Wind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerate soil erosion, leading to losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions. A new publication provides an overview on the current state of…

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Soils

Agricultural yields around the world can become more sustainable by using silicon to mobilise soil phosphorus, making it available for plants, according to a study by German and Danish researchers.

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Soils

The programme Afrisoils aims to support African countries in implementing sustainable soil management, leading to agricultural growth, improved food security and better adaptation to climate change.

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Soils

The report “Soil pollution – a hidden reality” published by the FAO aims to summarise the current state of soil pollution, and to identify the main pollutants and their sources affecting human health and the environment,…

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The Taurus Mountains in Turkey are rich in basalt deposits.
Soils

With a large-scale use of silicates as fertilisers, agriculture could achieve its climate targets, and soil erosion could be slowed down, suggest an international team of researchers in a new survey. As yet, however, the…

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Soils

While water erosion is identified as the most serious cause of soil degradation globally, global patterns of rainfall erosivity remain poorly quantified, and estimates have large uncertainties. This hampers the…

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Soils

Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) is a valuable tool for climate change adaptation and a pathway for safeguarding key ecosystem services and biodiversity.

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