Soil Science and Sustainable Farming: Paving the Way for Food Security

Deepak Kumar Meena *

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi -110 012, India.

Hanumanta D. Lamani

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences GKVK Bangalore 560065, India.

Ronak Yadav

School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, India.

R. K. Saikanth

ICAR-ATARI, ZONE-X Hyderabad, India.

Omkar Singh

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, U.P. – 250110, India.

Sumithra Yerasi

Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, U.P. – 221005, India.

Sumit Rai

Centre for Environment Assessment & Climate Change, GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263643, Uttarakhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The review titled "Soil Science and Sustainable Farming: Paving the Way for Food Security" explores the critical role of soil science in achieving sustainable agriculture and ensuring global food security. The review focuses on key aspects of soil science that contribute to sustainable farming practices, including soil health assessment, soil management practices, soil conservation strategies, soil amendments and nutrient management, and soil-water interactions. Each subheading delves into specific topics within soil science, highlighting their importance in promoting soil fertility, preventing erosion and land degradation, balancing crop nutrition, and optimizing irrigation and water use efficiency. By understanding and implementing these soil science principles, farmers can adopt sustainable practices that enhance soil productivity, preserve natural resources, and support long-term food security.

Keywords: Soil science, sustainable farming, soil conservation strategies, soil-water interactions, food security, land degradation


How to Cite

Meena, Deepak Kumar, Hanumanta D. Lamani, Ronak Yadav, R. K. Saikanth, Omkar Singh, Sumithra Yerasi, and Sumit Rai. 2023. “Soil Science and Sustainable Farming: Paving the Way for Food Security”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):2419-24. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102907.

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