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Wind, rain and industrial agriculture techniques accelerate soil erosion, but can be mitigated before the world faces catastrophic loss in terms of agricultural performance and critical ecosystem functions.

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Every day, 18 kilos of sand and gravel are extracted by each inhabitant of the planet for 
the manufacture of concrete, asphalt and glass. Changes in consumption patterns, the increase 
      
          
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Soil biodiversity and soil organic carbon are vital to the way ecosystems function and they largely determine the role of land in producing food, storing water, and mitigating climate change.

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IICA developed the project "Exploration of a network of agriculture and climate change in Central America and the Dominican Republic" with the objective of analyzing and evaluating the possibilities of forming a network that generates tools and strengthens the capacities of public institution officials and private in the application of adaptatio

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Climate change impacts on agriculture have become evident, and threaten the achievement of global food security. On the other hand, the agricultural sector itself is a cause of climate change, and if actions are not taken, the sector might impede the achievement of global climate goals.