Steemit Engagement Challenge S6 - W2: "What steps would you take to save the soil?"

in Hind Whale Community2 months ago

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Namaste Steem Family,

Eight billion people rely on the soil for their survival. It is the main source of our food and drink, it nurtures us and protects us. The earth, with all of its landmass, is our home. We are dependent on its health. But much of this depends on how well we treat the land around us.

Soil erosion, deforestation, overgrazing, and pollution have taken a heavy toll on soils' ability to sustain life in the past few decades. There are actions that can be taken that can reverse this trend.

Saving soil is important because the soil contains the nutrients that are essential to the growth of crops, trees, and plants. It also helps regulate the climate. If soil is depleted of its essential nutrients, it becomes difficult for farmers to grow crops.

Disadvantages of soil degradation include loss of biodiversity, flooding, desertification, and reduced crop yields. Farmers' livelihoods are at risk and they can even lose their farms altogether.

It is clear that soil erosion, soil depletion, and soil degradation are the main threats to sustainable food production.

Soil has been linked to crop productivity since the days of the Roman Empire. Due to our rapid population growth, coupled with population migration and urbanization, 17 billion tons of fertile topsoil were lost by 1980.

The loss has continued despite legislation to conserve topsoil and protect vital water resources across the globe – even in developed countries such as Australia, Canada, and Japan.

This is leading to further crop yield losses due to loss of soil integrity. This presents a problem for food security because demand for food is set to exceed production by 2050.

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In this engagement challenge, you will be required to provide solutions to this alarming problem. Start by researching why this problem deserves a dedicated engagement challenge. Then, consider what the serious consequences are of degradation in the quality of the soil, as well as what steps can be taken to decelerate that degradation.

In order to improve your research, we have added a few links here that will give you a better idea of the types of games that were played and are played around the globe.

  1. Conscious Planet
  2. Inner Engineering
  3. Isha Foundation
  4. Soil Association

To be considered quality content, you should first address the problem, then provide solutions that will help slow down the rate at which soil health is deteriorating. Finally, you should conclude your post with a brief conclusion.


Contest Guidelines


  • Write an article of at least 300 words on the topic and share it with the #hindwhale community.
  • Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • There is a weekly limit of one entry per person per community, so please plan accordingly.
  • The user must be a member of at least #club5050.
  • The title of the post should be "Steemit Engagement Challenge S6/W2 - What steps would you take to save the soil?"
  • Follow @hindwhale, the official account of the #hindwhale community.
  • Comment thoughtfully on the entries of at least three other participants (ensure that you interact extensively with other users).
  • In the first five tags, include #hindwhale-s6w2, country (for instance, #India), and club status( #club5050).
  • You should invite at least three friends.
  • Each of the top three winners will receive and share a total of 10 STEEM (5, 3, and 2 Steem).
  • Develop compelling content that is appropriate for support and stands out from the competition.
  • This competition begins on November 28, 2022, at 00:00, and ends on December 04, 2022, at 23:59.

Conclusion


I believe that soil degradation is an issue that is easily forgotten. The environment and its importance will not be top of mind until it's too late.

There has to be more education, awareness, and funding for the topic. Soil degradation affects the future generation's livelihoods, and health, and sustaining food sources will be a most urgent matter to take action against very soon.


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 2 months ago 

This is going to be another wonderful and successful contest, I believe that the competition was developed with the intention of maintaining our environment and soil fertility, and I sincerely hope that everyone will have the opportunity to voice their ideas and choose the best course of action to preserve the soil. Thank you @cryptogecko for the wonderful contest. I wish all the participants a good luck.

Very interesting topic Community, I congratulate you for wanting to call for awareness about the soil.

I'm sure many will participate.
Best regards.
Many Blessings..🙏🏻

 2 months ago 

This time, an exciting contest was organized. We might have already begun to see the results of continually contaminating the earth. We ought to prevent soil pollution. This competition will raise awareness.

 2 months ago 
 2 months ago 

Thank you so much for organise this contest, Now a days we need to know about soil and how we are going with this. This is a global concern and we should take steps for this. I've some idea which i submitted in my post.

Here is link of my contest.

https://steemit.com/hive-179660/@alfazmalek/https-steemit-com-hive-179660-hindwhale-steemit-engagement-challenge-s6-w2-what-steps-would-you-take-to-save-the-soil

Thanks,

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This is an important post on soil management. I'm really up for this game

 2 months ago 

Another outstanding topic to discuss with steemians. It is going to rock this week also. Congratulation to all the participants.

With all the globalization nature is getting compromised a lot by all means. Great topic and the best part is with this we'll get tons of ideas to save the soil and if we all will play our part we can save the soil.

 2 months ago 

Nice opportunity 💓@hindwhale

this contest is a very lesson in life. with content like this, it makes people want to take good care of the land and care for the environment.

This is my [email protected]
https://steemit.com/hive-179660/@radhi622/steemit-engagement-challenge-s6-w2-what-steps-would-you-take-to-save-the-soil

Interesting and unique concept I've ever found in this platform. I appreciate this unique idea, hope people will come up with great ideas! Good luck.

Buenas tardes comunidad

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Acá mi participación en el concurso de la comunidad que forma parte de la segunda semana de la 6ta temporada del #SteemitEngagementChallenge.

Espero estar en linea y a la altura de las circunstancias.

Suerte a los participantes.

Hasta la próxima...

 2 months ago 

Amazing and unique theme ever going on steemit engagement challenge, about fertility of soil and about soil important for economy.Thanks to @cryptogecko given intresting theme for us .
Going d luck and I am sure many good entires would be post by the users and I will also try to participate soon ☺️☺️

 2 months ago 

NAMASTE TO EVERYONE

Thanks for hosting this contest with us, We are lucky because this amazing contest host in our community. I enjoyed to write this contest and happy to invite other people for this opportunity. I would like to play next contest with us.

https://steemit.com/hive-179660/@pathanapsana/steemit-engagement-challenge-s6-w2-what-steps-would-you-take-to-save-the-soil


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 2 months ago 

Very interesting contest arrange this time. Every day we are continuously polluting the soil. We may have started getting the results. We should keep the soil pollution free. Through this contest awareness will be created in everyone's mind. Good concept.

Un gran saludo a todos. Por aquí dejo el link d mi participación.
https://steemit.com/hive-179660/@fjjrg/steemit-engagement-challenge-s6-w2-que-pasos-tomarias-para-salvar-el-suelo

Excelente tema con el cual se ve que muchos están relacionados, algunos más activos que otros, pero todos conocemos la problemática.

Saludos.

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