FUNDAMENTAL IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HUNGER AND CLIMATE CHANGE!
When experts, politicians and stakeholders discuss global challenges such as achieving food security and combatting climate change, they fail to consider one of the most vital resources of all: soils. And no wonder – the multiple functions of soil are not exactly obvious at !rst glance. And: It takes hundreds of years for a few centimeters of lost soil to renew itself. Despite the enormous losses involved, soil degradation often occurs so slowly that it takes more than a single human lifetime for its effects to become noticeable. It is high time for rethinking and urgent acting! Protection of soils has to be a political goal as much as the fight against hunger and protection of the climate.