Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
SOIL, 3, 45–59, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017

Special issue: Soil science in a changing world: contributions of soil science...

SOIL, 3, 45–59, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017
Review article
 | Highlight paper
01 Mar 2017
Review article  | Highlight paper | 01 Mar 2017

Soil conservation in the 21st century: why we need smart agricultural intensification

Gerard Govers et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 11,437 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
7,008 4,073 356 11,437 269 319
  • HTML: 7,008
  • PDF: 4,073
  • XML: 356
  • Total: 11,437
  • BibTeX: 269
  • EndNote: 319
Views and downloads (calculated since 28 Jul 2016)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 28 Jul 2016)

Cited

Discussed (final revised paper)

Discussed (preprint)

Latest update: 08 Aug 2022
Download
Short summary
We discuss pathways towards better soil protection in the 21st century. The efficacy of soil conservation technology is not a fundamental barrier for a more sustainable soil management. However, soil conservation is generally not directly beneficial to the farmer. We believe that the solution of this conundrum is a rapid, smart intensification of agriculture in the Global South. This will reduce the financial burden and will, at the same time, allow more effective conservation.