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soil quality

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Soil quality is a measure of the soil's ability to provide ecosystem and social services through its capacities to perform its functions under changing conditions. Soil quality reflects how well a soil performs the functions of maintaining biodiversity and productivity, partitioning water and solute flow, filtering and buffering, nutrient cycling, and providing support for plants and other structures.

Europe and Central Asia assessment, Sustainable use assessment IPBES core glossary, 2021

All current positive or negative properties with regard to soil utilization and soil functions.

Land degradation and restoration assessment