The circular strategy of recovering organic waste can help increase the fertility of Australian soils, which are among the driest in the world. Photo: denisbin Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) denisbin Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

From waste to soil regeneration: Australia chooses the circular strategy

Circular waste management is the key for soil regeneration and and climate mitigation according to Australian government
The European Commission is considering the introduction of a carbon market to reward climate-friendly agricultural practices. Photo: Markus Winkler Pixabay License Free for commercial use No attribution requiredMarkus Winkler Pixabay License Free for commercial use No attribution required

EU Commission wants to reward farmers for their climate-friendly practices

Commission looks at new reward schemes for climate-friendly and sustainable farming practices with five sectors involved
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Martina (FAO): “Produce better, consuming less. Agriculture must change model”

The FAO Deputy Director to Re Soil Foundation: "Sustainable land management is a turning point to ensure agricultural production and food sovereignty. I hope that the EU will soon change the directive on soils"

Goodbye phosphorus: how soil degradation is taking a key element away from agriculture

Swiss study: soil degradation accounts for 50% of agricultural phosphorus losses. With huge damage to crops. Global alert and uncertain future at the horizon
Adding rice husk to soil helps reduce arsenic and cadmium contamination in plants. Photo: WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)WorldFish Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Rice husk residue provides a sustainable solution to contaminated plants and soils

Delaware University: the addition of rice husk prevents plant contamination thus protecting the health of billions of people
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UNEP urges a new fertilizers policy for a sustainable agriculture

Fertilizer use is often excessive and inefficient. UNEP and FAO suggest the right way to manage them in order to protect soil and health
A farmer at work in Bangladesh. Also operating in Malawi and Burkina Faso, FAO's project in the Asian country aims to tackle micronutrient deficiencies in the soil that lead to so-called "hidden hunger". Photo: Ben Pederick, Good Morning Beautiful Films Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: Ben Pederick, Good Morning Beautiful Films Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Fortified rice to tackle malnutrition: Bangladesh faces the micronutrient challenge

The Soils for Nutrition project goes ahead in Bangladesh. Three agriculture sites bet on fortified rice and best practises for land management
Products such as compost can increase fertility and carbon sequestration. But retention and emission levels depend on many factors. Photo: Falk Negrazius Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: Falk Negrazius Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

More fertility, less emissions. A new project will identify the best mix for soil and climate

CREA center launches the SOMMIT project to identify the best trade-off between fertility, CO2 sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions.
The EU EJP SOIL Programme aims to develop solutions for climate-smart management of agricultural soils. Photo: Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ten EU research projects for soil and climate

EJP Soil, the joint EU research program on climate and soil, gets into action. From sustainable agriculture to CO2 sequestration, there is a wide range of issues to explore. The goal? Providing new solutions for Europe and the Planet.

Confirmation from the US that composting helps soil and the climate

Grazie al compostaggio il suolo ritrova salute e fertilità. E il clima ringrazia. Dagli USA un’esperienza di gestione sostenibile dei rifiuti