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Soil, Earth and People - Our Care and Responsibility

Teoharov, Metodi; Hristov, Biser

The article discusses the relationship between soils, land modern man and his concern and responsibility for sustainable land management. The main problems, which limit the rational use and protection of land are analyzed and also on the first place among them the improper and unfair distribution of fertile soils and lands, and the resulting problems on a different nature – geographic, demographic, ecological, food consumption and social onece The significance of the triadic paradigms "soil-land-people", "capital-labor-science" and "wisdom-harmony-prosperity" is noted as well as the maxims that oblige us to work on them. It is also emphasized that soils in Bulgaria are subject to natural, anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Problems are outlined which are related to arable land, recommendations, guidelines and critical assessments of the soil scientists and the European institutions (European Parliament and European Commission on Agriculture and Development of Rural Areas) concerning the organization and management of soil and land resources.

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