Soil Health: The Foundation of Sustainable Agriculture


  • Amjad Ali Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muzammal Hussain Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan



soil, soil health, sustainability, tillage, cover cropping.


Soil health is a fundamental component of sustainable agriculture, playing a pivotal role in supporting crop productivity, nutrient cycling, water management, climate change mitigation, and pest resilience. This review paper delves into the multifaceted aspects of soil health, including physical, chemical, and biological properties, and explores its significance in sustainable agricultural practices. We discuss key indicators for assessing soil health, highlighting both traditional methods and emerging technologies. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes the importance of sustainable soil management practices, such as conservation tillage, cover cropping, agroforestry, and integrated nutrient management, in fostering resilient and productive agricultural systems. With a growing global population and increasing environmental challenges, investing in soil health becomes imperative for achieving food security and ecological balance. This review underscores the critical role of soil health in sustainable agriculture and calls for collective efforts to prioritize soil conservation and stewardship in agricultural practices worldwide.


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