Author(s): Eren ?ENOL
The world population is anticipated to go beyond 8 billion in 2030 and to exceed 9 billion in 2050. As the population’s need for food will be met from soil, significance and value of arable soil has been increasing day by day. Despite its growing importance, arable soil is also known to be gradually decreasing due to erosion, pollution and use out of purpose. Soil is categorized into classes for sustainable agriculture and protection of arable soil is aimed.
Utilization features of soil, which remains within boundaries of the city of Amasya, are examined in this study. It has been found out that Yesil?rmak valley which is classified as “Agricultural Areas of First-Degree Significance” has been used as an area of settlement, industry and transportation. Having regard to seismicity, flood-owerflow potential and agrarian culture of the territory, the curcent development is claimed to be not sustainable