Loess Plateau home to worst soil erosion in China

The Loess Plateau, on the middle and upper reaches of Yellow River, is home to the most severe soil erosion in China, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Although the problem has been tackled for many years, soil erosion on the Loess Plateau covers an area of 450,000 km², 71% of the soil erosion in China.

Soil erosion destroys land’s natural productivity, encourages poor land use practices and damages the ecosystem.

Source: Xinhua