When land is degraded, its people and their prospects are degraded too

August 11, 2014

The Guardian

When land is degraded, its people and their prospects are degraded too

Land issues will nearly always involve a trade-off between social, economic and environmental needs, and should be managed to best serve these competing demands. Investing in agricultural practices that have left more than half of the global cropland degraded is not only unsustainable, but unconscionable – particularly when viable alternatives exist…

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