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Soil Degradation

The essential data about soil degradation explained in 3 infographics. Detailed charts and maps covering principal causes of soil degradation, soil degradation in the world, agriculture & food and more. Learn the truth about soil degradation and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Principal Causes of Soil Degradation "About 2 million hectares of rainfed and irrigated agricultural lands are lost to production every year due to severe land degradation, among other factors." [1] "It takes approximately 500 years to replace 25 millimeters (1 inch) of topsoil lost to...
Soil Degradation in the World An estimated 75% of the Earth’s land surface has been degraded through human activities, negatively impacting the well-being of at least 3.2 billion people, pushing the planet towards a sixth mass species extinction, and costing more than 10% of the...
Agriculture & Food
Agricultural and food production has changed dramatically in the past 100 years as increasing population and consumption put pressure on the world's food supply. A look at the environmental impacts of agriculture and food; global distribution and nutrition;...


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