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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 8, Issue 1, Published on 30, June 2022

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Significance of soil health and soil life for sustainable food production

Author: Tabinda Athar, Nafisa Kanwal

Category: Mini Review


Healthy soils perform multiple roles in the world and provide dynamic systems and deliver various essential functions such as maintenance of ecosystem functioning, provision of nutrients to the growing plants, animals, and humans, gaseous regulations, carbon sequestration, and recycling of waste. Soil health and soil life are greatly related to agricultural practices and farming management systems. Management of soil health and soil life is directly related to the management of soil fertility, beneficial soil biota, soil protection, and soil stabilization. While soil life and soil health both are being affected by the excessive use of synthetic chemicals and conventional farming practices. Moreover, soil health is also being affected due to intensive farming and these deteriorated soils may not be sufficient to support food production for future generations. Therefore this writing is focused to discuss the significance of the right maintenance of soil life and soil health for sustainable food production.

Keywords: fertility, food production, soil health, soil life