How do humans affect land degradation?

Humans affect land degradation in the following manner:

  • Unsustainable agricultural practices that cause soil erosion and overgrazing leads to depletion of soil nutrients
  • Mismanagement of livestock further deteriorates the quality of land
  • Industrial pollution severely damages the land making it unfit for human habitation.

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Land degradation has important implications for human society as a whole because it will affect agriculture productivity, food security and human habitation.

As of late, 4% of the world’s agricultural land has been seriously degraded. Further degradation will have dire implications on the human race. Therefore it is all the more important to protect land from degradation.

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