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Title: Legal Framework for the Ecological and Biodiversity Needs of Soil: Progress Towards an International Instrument for the Sustainable Use of Soil
Contributor(s): Hannam, Ian (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1988
Abstract: It has been forecast that the global human population will increase from the present six billion to eight billion by the year 2020. In order for there to be sufficient food, both for these additional people and to raise the standard of provision for those at present with inadequate diet, a large increase in food production must take place. This increase in food production must come from approximately the same land area as is at present under agriculture, as the remainder is too dry, too wet, too cold, or too steep and mountainous to make a significant contribution. This inevitably means greater pressure will be put on prime lands, and especially those with the most fertile soils, to provide the extra food required. As demand increases, there will be increasing pressure also on the less productive soils, where the impact of soil degradation is most dramatically seen, and this could possibly result in the displacement of people from their homelands.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Biodiversity, Conservation, Law and Livelihoods: Bridging the North-South Divide, p. 329-346
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: New York, USA
ISBN: 9780521885034
Field of Research (FOR): 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an41735382
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=kGtLgVBkY04C&pg=PA329
Series Name: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law research studies
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