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Soil management

Close-up of rice terraces, Madagascar

Soil management is an integral part of land management and may focus on differences in soil types and soil characteristics to define specific interventions that are aimed to enhance the soil quality for the land use selected. Specific soil management practices are needed to protect and conserve the soil resources. Specific interventions also exist to enhance the carbon content in soils in order to mitigate climate change.

Furthermore, some practices and treatments that involve Other Sustainable Soil Management Tools can benefit the soil.