Soil Condition Effects

Applies to: CR Collection

Description:

This indicator refers to the prevention of soil degradation due to implementation of inadequate management practices. Land degradation is defined as a change in the soil health status resulting in a diminished capacity of the ecosystem to provide goods and services for its beneficiaries. The indicator compares the quality of agricultural land utilised by the project with agricultural land in the region.

Question:

What is the soil condition of the utilised land in consideration of the local soil quality?

Rating:

No deterioration of soil quality

Minimal deterioration of soil quality

Medium deterioration of soil quality

High deterioration of soil quality

On a substantial (more than 10% of the total area) share of land, soil conditions have been damaged to an extent that does not allow crop growth anymore

Sources of information:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2008. Visual Soil Assessment. Field Guides. FAO, Rome.