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Soil conservation

The purpose of soil conservation is to slow the loss of topsoil by wind and water erosion, and to prevent the loss of nutrients by erosion and crop-growing practices These two problems together are called soil deterioration. At the agricultural extension center you should make a major effort not only to advise the community how to improve its agricultural techniques, but to explain why there are problems of soil deterioration, how they developed and how they affect all things living in that environment.