Chinese researchers offer a solution to soil degradation: a plant paste that can turn the desert into a grassland. The new technology might help 500 million people in Central Asia
https://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Ulan-Buh-1.jpg595794Matteo Cavallitohttps://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/logo_resoilfoundation.pngMatteo Cavallito2021-10-11 11:00:092021-10-11 12:46:18China is fighting desertification by adding cellulose to sandPatryk Reba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Scientists from the University of Los Baños have isolated 30 bacteria species found at the Mayon volcano, in the north of the country. One of them seems to have relevant antibiotic and antitumor properties.
https://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/vulcano-Mayon-1.jpg600800Matteo Cavallitohttps://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/logo_resoilfoundation.pngMatteo Cavallito2021-09-23 11:00:002021-09-23 16:48:35Soil bacteria from a volcano bring new hope for cancer treatmentRon Przysucha, U.S. Department of State, Public Domain
Over the past three decades, floods and droughts have devastated the agricultural soil in Afghanistan, CBS says. This helped the Taliban to recruit a growing number of desperate farmers with no alternatives
https://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/talebani-1.jpg533800Matteo Cavallitohttps://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/logo_resoilfoundation.pngMatteo Cavallito2021-09-13 11:00:292021-09-10 17:21:16CBS: “How climate change has become a Taliban ally”
Genetic testing also works with nematodes, which are crucial for ecosystem. A new study from offers new perspectives for the study of soil
https://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/nematodi-1.jpg580800Matteo Cavallitohttps://resoilfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/logo_resoilfoundation.pngMatteo Cavallito2021-08-23 11:00:042021-08-27 15:41:23In Japan a DNA test unveals the secrets of soil nematodesChristopher Michel Attribution 2.0 General (CC BY 2.0)
The Soils for Nutrition project goes ahead in Bangladesh. Three agriculture sites bet on fortified rice and best practises for land management
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It’s beneath our feet but we never think about its value. We tread on it, we mistreat it, but a healthy, fertile soil means life. It’s time to take care of the soil and each one of us can and must make a difference.
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