Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar, November 2020. On the left, wearing a gray suit and white mask, is Abdul Ghani Baradar, current abinet leader in Kabul. Photo: Ron Przysucha, U.S. Department of State, Public DomainRon Przysucha, U.S. Department of State, Public Domain

CBS: “How climate change has become a Taliban ally”

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
FAO's "Keep soil alive!" mission initiatives include educational videos on soil conservation. Image: FAO, YoutubeFAO

A videogame style cartoon shows kids why soil can’t handle a game over

A videogame shaped cartoon called "Mission: Keep soil alive!" has been released by FAO to show why soil protection matters for everybody
In the Amazon, large-scale agriculture is reducing rainfall volumes and fueling surface warming. Photo: Sam Beebe Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Sam Beebe Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Amazon agricultural boom is speeding up climate change

Researchers' alarm: large-scale cultivation in the Amazon causes a decrease in rainfall and an increase in temperatures.

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