Soil fertility management not only prevents land degradation, it boosts profits—so why are many African farmers reluctant to adopt it?
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New research suggests that integrating agriculture into reforestation projects could have substantial benefits for global food security.
Farmer income sometimes suffers even as yields increase from sustainable land management projects. IFPRI research suggests compementary investments can help.
A look at IFPRI's work on land degradation around the world.
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.
Post by Ephraim Nkonya, originally published on the Agrilinks site, on reversing land degradation.
An estimated 30 percent of all global lands are classified as degraded, serving as home to an estimated 3.2 billion people. Yet the scope of the problem extends further still, as the impacts of land degradation are felt in every region in the world.…
The 2015 GLF brings together individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use.
With: Joachim von Braun, Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and Professor for Economic and Technological Change | Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director of the Carbon…
Land degradation and the response in the form of sustainable land management practices are alive and well in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The Workshop on Assessing the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Bhutan took place March 18…