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Policy brief. The world’s soils are rapidly deteriorating due to soil erosion, nutrient depletion, loss of soil organic carbon, soil sealing and other threats, but this trend can be reversed provided countries take the lead in promoting sustainable management practices and the use of appropriate technologies.

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Actividades y resultaldos de las alianzas regionales por el suelo de Sudamérica y Centroamérica, México y el Caribe para el desarrollo de capacidades en información de suelos y el manejo sostenible de los recursos naturales. PDF URL | FAO card


This policy brief combines findings from a recent independent report based on microeconometric and computable general equilibrium analysis. The study aims at assessing both direct and indirect economic impacts of soil loss at aggregate level providing effects on GDP, Poverty, terms of trade and sectoral production. Moreover, the mitigation effects on soil loss guaranteed by antierosion practices are estimated. PDF URL 


This policy brief is based on a recent technical report on the microeconomic and macroeconomic impact of nutrient and soil loss in Malawi. Econometric estimates were used to evaluate the impacts, differentiated by segments of the national population and geographical areas. In the same manner, the demonstration of mitigation effects by specific agricultural practices offers valuable information for the design of policy recommendations aimed at maximizing the farmers’ profit when facing increasing phenomena of land degradation. PDF URL | FAO card

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