Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Land as a Resource

Land is a very valuable resource. It provides food, fibre, wood, medicine and other biological materials needed for food. Soil is a mixture of inorganic materials and (rocks and minerals) and organic materials (dead materials and plants). Top soil is classified as a renewable resource as it is continuously regenerated by natural processes at a very slow rate. However, if the rate of erosion is faster than the rate of renewal, the soil becomes a non-renewable resource.

Uses of land resources

  1. Land provides food, wood, minerals, etc
  2. Land nurtures plants and animals that provide us food and shelter
  3. Land may be used as watershed or reservoir. 
  4. Land acts as a dustbin for the wastes generated by modern society. 
  5. Land is used for constructing buildings and industries.

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