911324 Soil management in tropical and subtropical developing regions

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Diaz-Pines, Eugenio
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Soil degradation and the decline in soil productivity in the tropics and subtropics are explained on the basis of case studies. Climate and soil properties in the tropics and sub-tropics are discussed. Diversity and global distribution of soils in the tropics and sub-tropics are presented on the basis of the WRB-system. Agricultural systems in the tropics and their specific environmental conditions are explained for the main crops. Of special importance are the sustainable use of soil, soil as a resource which is renewable to a limited degree, and the relevance of sustainable soil use for development policy, in the context of the Agenda 21, soil and hunger, and food safety.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Relations between natural soil recourses and socioeconomic impact
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