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Sustainable agriculture starts with good soil, says May East
In our Bangladesh and Senegal projects, respectively funded by the Scottish and UK governments, communities are replacing input-intensive agriculture with new food systems, focused on well-being, resilience and sustainability; while paving the way to healthy, diverse and locally produced food in healthy soils.
SOIL is one of the building blocks of life on our planet, providing the basis for food production, storing carbon, sustaining biodiversity.
The continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans will be under the spotlight with the 2015 UN International Year of Soils (IYS 2015).
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015 in collaboration with governments and the secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The IYS 2015 aims to increase understanding of the…
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