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Soil Security: A Rationale

Chapter


Abstract


  • The concept of soil security has strategic value in that it can serve to

    focus and guide the development of policies addressing the six global existential

    challenges, such that interventions for one challenge result in favourable effects on

    other challenges. Soil security arises from both top-down (global challenge) and

    bottom-up (societal value) considerations. We envision it as a homologous concept

    to those of food and water security. The major goal is to measure and manage the

    fi ve dimensions of capability, condition, capital, connectivity and codifi cation.

UOW Authors


  •   McBratney, Alex B. (external author)
  •   Field, Damien J. (external author)
  •   Morgan, Christine L. S. (external author)
  •   Jarrett, Lorna

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McBratney, A. B., Field, D. J., Morgan, C. L. S. & Jarrett, L. E. (2017). Soil Security: A Rationale. In D. J. Field, C. L. S. Morgan & A. B. McBratney (Eds.), Global Soil Security (pp. 3-14). Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319433943

Book Title


  • Global Soil Security

Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • The concept of soil security has strategic value in that it can serve to

    focus and guide the development of policies addressing the six global existential

    challenges, such that interventions for one challenge result in favourable effects on

    other challenges. Soil security arises from both top-down (global challenge) and

    bottom-up (societal value) considerations. We envision it as a homologous concept

    to those of food and water security. The major goal is to measure and manage the

    fi ve dimensions of capability, condition, capital, connectivity and codifi cation.

UOW Authors


  •   McBratney, Alex B. (external author)
  •   Field, Damien J. (external author)
  •   Morgan, Christine L. S. (external author)
  •   Jarrett, Lorna

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McBratney, A. B., Field, D. J., Morgan, C. L. S. & Jarrett, L. E. (2017). Soil Security: A Rationale. In D. J. Field, C. L. S. Morgan & A. B. McBratney (Eds.), Global Soil Security (pp. 3-14). Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319433943

Book Title


  • Global Soil Security

Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland