|Main authors:||Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote
|iSQAPERiS Editor:||Jane Brandt|
** D8.4 draft
Regional modelling of future land use scenarios shows that the expected (‘business as usual’) scenario is not enough to make significant contributions towards improving the soil environmental footprint. However, a scenario modelling a situation in which policy efforts are focused on improving AMPs in areas where soil threats are more active and soil quality indicators are poorer delivers important benefits in key challenging areas, where the effects greatly improve the soil environmental footprint. Thus, in a situation of insufficient resources, targeting efforts on these areas could make significant overall improvements in soil environmental footprint .
The impacts of AMPs were more noticed when implemented in naturally less fertile soils, such as Podzols and Calcisols. In these soils, AMPs presented higher percentage of positive impacts (90-100%), whereas in other soils with intrinsic high fertility, such as Luvisols and Fluvisols, the positive impacts of AMPs were lower (50-60%). This shows that site-specific context should be taken into account for efficient implementation of the management strategies.
 Luis Garrote, David Santillán, Ana Iglesias. (2019) Report on the evaluation of scenarios of changed soil environmental footprint for a range of policy scenarios. ISQAPER deliverable 7.4.
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