Generating three centimetres of topsoil takes a thousand years. If the current rate of degradation continues, all the world's topsoil could be gone within 60 years. 2/3rd of the land used for agriculture will no longer be arable by 2050. This will have a huge impact on food security.
Soil degradation is a global challenge. We need to urgently change our agricultural and soil health management practices. The world requires a new vision for farming
What are the three main problems that threaten humanity about food sustainability?
- Soil degradation due to loss of biodiversity.
- Plant stress due to climate change resulting in poor genetic performance.
- Extensive use of inorganic chemicals.