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Future Soil Issues

  • Hassan El-RamadyEmail author
  • Tarek Alshaal
  • Hamada Abdelrahman
  • Omar El-Hady
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Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Abstract

Soils are among the key resources of sustainable development in Egypt. There would be no development, in any nation, without policies and implementation for soil protection, conservation, and sustainability. This is due to the role soils play in almost all fields, including agriculture and its subsectors (farming of animals and plants to produce food, feed, fiber, fuel, etc.), as well as the industrial sector. Egypt faces, currently, great and serious challenges related to the changes in land use, new challenges for soil sciences scientists. Other important future soil issues include the role of soils in global climate changes mitigation/adaptation, establishment of soil protection law, and enforcing it. To solve emerging soil-related problems in Egypt, potential contributions from soil scientists, policymakers, and society are expected. Therefore, this chapter is an attempt to focus on emerging concern on soil and to suggest suitable solutions under the Egyptian conditions.

Keywords

Egypt Soil issues Soil scientists Emerging problems Global soils 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors thank members of Egyptian Soil Science Society (ESSS).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan El-Ramady
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tarek Alshaal
    • 1
  • Hamada Abdelrahman
    • 2
  • Omar El-Hady
    • 3
  1. 1.Soil and Water Department, Faculty of AgricultureKafrelsheikh UniversityKafr El SheikhEgypt
  2. 2.Soils Department, Faculty of AgricultureCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  3. 3.Biological and Agricultural Division, Soils and Water Use DepartmentNational Research CentreDokki, GizaEgypt

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