Central Highlands up efforts to prevent soil degradation

The degradation of soil in the Central Highlands has increased, impacting production and ethnic minority groups, according to Nguyen Dinh Ky, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Geography Association. According to Ky, degraded soil is mainly caused by deforestation, the loss of natural plant layers, the farming of one type of tree on an area, excessive use of chemical fertilisers, and prolonged droughts. To sustainably develop agriculture in the Central Highlands region, provinces need to enrich soil, develop irrigation, restore forests, and develop high-tech agriculture

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