Countries and the global rate of soil erosion

  title={Countries and the global rate of soil erosion},
  author={David Wuepper and Pasquale Borrelli and Robert Finger},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
Soil erosion is a major threat to food security and ecosystem viability, as current rates are orders of magnitude higher than natural soil formation. Governments around the world are trying to address the issue of soil erosion. However, we do not know whether countries have much actual control over their soil erosion. Here, we use a high-resolution, global dataset with over 35 million observations and a spatial regression discontinuity design to identify how much of the global rate of soil… 

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