Soil degradation: Conservation agri holds the key

In a study conducted by Dr Nkanyiso J. Sithole, evidence demonstrates that conservation agriculture could be the key to improving soil quality and crop yields in South Africa. This method of agriculture could offer solutions for the country’s soil degradation and...

Growing Fruit in Dry and Degraded Soils

In a video shared with Grow Further, Charles Mwangi and his partners spell out a clear and present danger to smallholder agriculture. “Declining soil quantity and quality in large parts of the developing world poses a threat to food security,” Mwangi warns. “More than...

Join IWMI in celebration of World Soil Day 2021

Blog As Leonardo Da Vinci once keenly observed, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.” Some 500 years later, we celebrate World Soil Day every December 5. It is a day created by the United Nations to raise awareness about...

World Soil Day; Halting the Peril of Africa Soil Degradation

The 5 of December is the 2021 World Soil Day, this year’s theme is “Halt Soil Salinization and Boost Soil Productivity”. In Africa, 50% of the irrigated lands have different levels of salinization problems, although only 6% of our agricultural lands are irrigated....

Space Technology, Climate Change and Food Systems in Africa

The importance of sustainable agricultural practices vis-a-vis the issue of climate change resilience, soil degradation, deforestation and sustainable use of natural resources such as soil and water is paramount in agricultural development...