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Title: Soils and Food Security
Authors: David A. Robinson, Alfred E. Hartemink, Fredrick O. Ayuke
R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison,
Keywords: Food Security
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: RSC
Description: Soils most obviously contribute to food security in their essential role in crop and fodder production, so affecting the local availability of particular foods. They also have a direct influence on the ability to distribute food, the nutritional value of some foods and, in some societies, the access to certain foods through local processes of allocation and preferences. The inherent fertility of some soils is greater than that of others, so that crop yields vary greatly under semi-natural conditions. Husbandry practices, including the use of manures and fertilisers, have evolved to improve biological, chemical and physical components of soil fertility and thereby increase crop production.
ISBN: 978-1-84973-426-4
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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