Soil Degradation: Erosion and Salinization

soil degradation and salinization

In addition to providing a location and nutrients for roots and plants to grow, soil is an essential part of life. Erosion, salinization, decreased soil fertility, deterioration of soil structure, loss of organic matter, and biodiversity are just a few ways soil degradation manifests itself.

Based on publications from FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations), this article describes soil erosion and salinization: how the degradation occurs, its mitigation, interesting facts and statistics. 

The ProTerra Foundation considers that (re-)building functional biodiversity and soil health is a key issue in agricultural production worldwide.