In the context of growing population and global change, increasing demands for food production are an enormous challenge that we face in the modern world. At the same time the need to prevent land degradation, restore lands that are already degraded, and maintain soil quality and health is critical to a sustainable use of land resources. Accurate maps and adequate models are indispensable tools to assist managers, scientists, and decision makers in addressing these challenges. In this chapter, we outline the main impacts of climate change on soils, key adaptation, and mitigation strategies and provide an overview of key issues in sustainable agricultural production as well as land degradation and restoration.
|Title of host publication||Soil Mapping and Process Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Management|
|Place of Publication||Netheralnds|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Mar 2017|