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Soils - the foundation of the rural economy?

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Award: RES-224-25-0107
PI: Christine Watson, Scottish Agricultural College
Dates: 31/08/2004 - 31/12/2005
The soil beneath our feet is something most of us take for granted. However, it is a precious resource that governs agricultural sustainability and environmental quality both locally and globally. It is the foundation for all rural land use and, through the industries and businesses directly and indirectly dependent on it, affects the viability of the rural economy. Through a series of regional meetings, a range of stakeholder perceptions of the value of soil in a regional context across the UK was determined, with an inclusion of socio-economic effects.
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