Soil erosion is one of the biggest land degradation issues plaguing the current world. I’ve touched on this topic in the land degradation series. However, a recap is warranted: Today, we are losing 30-40% of the world’s arable soil due to erosion every year, according to FOA. That is equivalent to 3 football (soccer) fields […]Read More Through the ages: Is soil conservation a new problem?
The most significant cause of land degradation in India is water erosion. It has amounted to loss of 10.98% and 10.83% of total land lost in the period of 2011-2013 and 2003-05, respectively (Desertification and Land degradation Atlas of India, ISRO). Water erosion here, does not include the natural erosion caused by rivers. Rather, it is […]Read More Land degradation: Role of water erosion