Prioritise soil restoration, say Europe’s top scientists

Tractor ploughing field, farmland soil
Poor farming practices are a threat to soil and farmers' livelihoods

The national scientific academies of Europe have warned that combating threats to soil is not the priority it should be.

Soils forms the foundation for agriculture, purify water, moderate flooding, store vast quantities of carbon and support biodiversity. But they are subject to compaction, sealing, erosion and reduction in quality – risks which can no longer be disregarded.

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