TY - CHAP A1 - Shreya Das A2 - Samanyita Mohanty A3 - Gayatri Sahu A4 - Mausami Rana A5 - Kiran Pilli ED1 - António Vieira ED2 - Silvio Carlos Rodrigues Y1 - 2021-05-12 PY - 2021 T1 - Biochar: A Sustainable Approach for Improving Soil Health and Environment N2 - Soil erosion is a major environmental issue with a worldwide impact and direct and indirect effects on soil productivity and consequently on human survival. Although a natural process, soil erosion has increased significantly due to human intervention, especially in the last centuries, through diverse activities such as intensive agriculture, overgrazing, urban sprawl, deforestation, and industrial and mining activities. Presently, soil erosion and degradation promoted by human action have reached extreme levels, necessitating urgent measures to promote soil conservation and rehabilitation. This book presents perspectives on soil erosion occurring in different parts of the world as well as some successful initiatives and strategies for soil conservation and rehabilitation. BT - Soil Erosion SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.97136 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.97136 SN - 978-1-83962-300-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-21 ER -