Healthy soils are the prerequisite for agricultural production and, hence, the basis for food security. For China, the efficient use of its farmland resources is an urgent matter as its agricultural area is comparatively small for sustaining the world’s largest population. Yet, recent studies suggest that close to 20 percent of China’s agricultural soils are contaminated.
This study examines the current status quo of contaminants in Chinese agricultural soils and analyses the results in the context of recent soil health surveys from the European Union and Germany.
Author: Lea Siebert (DCZ)