Land Use & Biodiversity

Converting land with high conservation value, including grasslands, forests and marshes to food production impacts biodiversity and reduces the capacity of natural ecosystems to provide benefits critical to agriculture, including watershed and soil protection, as well as pollination and climate regulation. Current soil management practices threaten the productivity and sustainability of food systems. About one-third of soil worldwide is moderately to highly degraded due to erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, salinization, compaction and chemical pollution. 

Commodity Exposure to Land Use & Biodiversity Issues