Chapter 6

Sustainable Land Management in the Tropics as an Example of Environmental and Socio-Economic Soil Function

Narcin Palavan-Unsal, Valentin Kefeli and Winfried Blum

Abstract

This chapter dedicated to soil sustainability and soil management. One of the most important functions of the soil is production of biomass. This is a link of the soil with solar energy via photosynthesis, Physicochemical properties of soil components is a basis of biological habitat and gene reserve is the next soil characteristic. Soil is also involved in socio-economic structures. Soil is also geo-genomic and cultural heritage. Tropics were selected as an example of strategy of sustainable soil management in tropics

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