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Healthy soils for global sustainable development

It takes millennia to develop fertile soils, but according to authors of a chapter on soils in the 2016 GFPR, we are losing 75 billion tons of soil globally each year, with impacts that not only hurt poor farmers, but extend well beyond the farm.

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Economics of Land Degradation

A recent IFPRI/ZEF study on the economics of land degradation was a topic of discussion at this week's UN High-Level meeting on desertification. Andris Piebbalgs, the EU commissioner for development, cited the research findings in his speech to the…

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Finding a middle ground

Post by Ephraim Nkonya on incentivizing adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management.