Conservation Farming

Agriculture experts have a message for farmers worldwide: Take care of your soil, and your soil will take care of you. By using the techniques of “conservation agriculture”, they say farmers can save their land and save money, at the same time. This is becoming more important as the world’s population grows. More people means… Continue reading Conservation Farming

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Soil health-answer to feeding Africa

Experts at the three-day West Africa Fertilizer and Agri-Business Conference which began here on Monday identified depletion of soil nutrients as one of the key challenges to food security on the African continent. Eugine Rurangwa, Land and Water Officer at the UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) African Regional Office noted there is the need for… Continue reading Soil health-answer to feeding Africa

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More soil fungi = fewer artificial inputs

During the two-day event in Hertfordshire, attendees were informed of the benefits associated with reduced cultivations, whether through the use of grass leys or no-till cropping – both of which support the development of soil fungi. Farming systems which rely heavily on inputs and cultivations are creating nitrate-rich, bacterially dominated soils, which promote plant disease… Continue reading More soil fungi = fewer artificial inputs

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