Why is land degradation the biggest problem?

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It’s one of the biggest challenges of 21st century. It’s consequences aren’t just restricted to farmers or agriculture, they’re multifaceted.

It’s going to impact agro-economic productivity, food security, hit employment rates (many farmers whose lands have lost fertility have no secondary source of occupation), and ultimately quality of life. In India, more than 147 million hectares of lands have been termed as wastelands/degraded, unused barren lands.

Why does this happen? You might be curious to know the answer. The answer lies in the fact that the population explosion is overly huge. That is posing a big threat to the land resources. Man is clearing the forest cover for housing, raw materials, industrial set up and agriculture. At this juncture, the commercial plantation is getting a boom, however, at the same time we are losing our forest covers at an unimaginable pace.

Shifting cultivation, desertification, incorrect ploughing methods, deforestation, changes in…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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