Soil – A Precious Natural Resource

Cover Soil – A Precious Natural Resource
Year 2015
Pages 30
Number UD-1090-E
Publisher Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG, Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE, National Research Programme NRP 68
Series Environmental miscellanea

Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource

Soil is more than the basis for “prime” development land or arable land. Soil is also a habitat and source of biodiversity. It plays an important role in the natural water balance and regulates nutrients and harmful substances. Our view of the soil is often superficial – literally. However, it is well worth our while to take a look below the surface. The importance of the soil for life on Earth is underestimated. Intact soil is an essential basis of life.

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