Why is soil important?

Here are some of the key importance of soil in points:

  1. Provides a habitat for plants and microorganisms.
  2. Supports agriculture by providing nutrients, water, and physical support for crops.
  3. Helps regulate the Earth’s climate through carbon sequestration and storage.
  4. Filters and cleans water as it moves through the soil.
  5. Supports biodiversity by providing a variety of habitats for different species.
  6. Contains important minerals and nutrients that are essential for human and animal nutrition.
  7. Serves as a foundation for human infrastructure, such as buildings and roads.
  8. Plays a crucial role in the carbon cycle and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.