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Juliet Braslow

Farmers film their homegrown solutions

In an unused school classroom in the dry, dusty village of Sekoti, Ghana, 11 community members gathered to learn how to make a video.  Many of them ha Read more...

Soil Organic Carbon and the 4‰ Initiative: Soils for food security and climate

By Deborah Bossio, CIAT Soils Research Area Director 2015 has been an exciting year for those of us engaged in research to support sustainable develop Read more...

Giving soils a voice

We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness and inspiring action for promoting and prote Read more...

Thrive Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

The latest episode of the Thrive podcast takes a close look at the ground beneath our feet. Soil, on which terrestrial life depends, is often ignored Read more...

Down to Earth: the importance of local land data

The ongoing Global Soils Week in Berlin is a collective process and a knowledge platform for sustainable soil management and responsible land governan Read more...

Land management matters: Malawian communities create maps to find answers

In Malawi, worry creases farmers’ faces as they explain that their maize crop may fail this year. Planting was done on time, but in January intense ra Read more...

Clues to improving farm productivity one agronomic survey at a time

Another step forward in addressing the yield gap What are the low hanging fruit in reducing yield gaps and enhancing food security? Well it may not be Read more...

Initial research highlights: importance of gender in food security innovations

CIAT led a Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), an integrative approach to data collection, in Northern Uganda to guide further research in a bid to improve f Read more...

CIAT brings the African perspective to the 20th World Congress of Soil Science

Issues affecting soil are global, and the world is now listening more than ever as today’s food security and environmental challenges call for a need Read more...

Mineral and organic fertilizer – searching for common ground in Africa

What happens when you put pro-organic farming, pro-mineral fertilizer and pro-‘nearly every position in between’ advocates in a room for three hours t Read more...

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  • Julius Kinjabe: I wish to have my one acre land under soybeans this season. I am in Bungoma (Bumula). please advice. reply to jkinjabe@yahoo.com
  • Hellen Chege: #Talk soil When carrying a soil test on a given farm that has different section(tree zone, backyard e.t.c) should the soil sample be mixed or are they treated differently?
  • erichj: Clean Biomass cooking is no small thing. The World Bank Study; Biochar Systems for Smallholders in Developing Countries: Leveraging Current Knowledge and Exploring Future Potential for Climate-Smart Agriculture http://fb.me/38njVu2qz has very exacting analysis of biomass usage & sources, energy & emissions. Also for Onion farmers in Senegal and Peanut farmers in Vietnam. A simple extrapolation made from the Kenya cook stove study, assuming 250M TLUDs, (Top-Lite Up Draft) Cook Stoves for the roughly 1 billion folks world wide now using open burning. A TLUD per Household of 4, producing 0.52 tons char/Household/yr, X 250M = 130 Mt Char/yr Showing sequestration of 130 Million tons of Biochar per year, could be achieved just from cooking. In terms of CO2e, these 250M Households reduce 825M Tons of CO2e annually. The cascading pulmonary health benefits for woman & children is the very thick icing on this 0.825 GtCO2e Soil Carbon Cake.
  • Getabu: I am searching for soya beans which matures less than four months. please let me know where to get them and contacts of the sellers. reply to rainbowrural@yahoo.com thank you. meroka
  • chrispin okumu: Our group partners with N2Africa in western kenya.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Livelihood-Environment-Agriculture-Food-LEAF-project/415038845239972?ref=hl