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Articles on sustainable agriculture, science news, soil and water management in agriculture. Sustainable agriculture has an important role in environmental sustainability.

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change effects

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle. Healthy soils provide the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

Sustainable development and peace

About the connection between sustainability and peace: “People are fighting over water, over food, and over other natural resources. When our resources become scarce, we fight over them. In managing our resources and in sustainable development, we plant the seeds of peace.” Wangari Maathia Wangari Maathia (PhD) was a Kenyan environmental and political activist who… Continue reading »

Soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture

Soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture

Principles, techniques and resources to read about soil fertility management for sustainable agriculture are very helpful in this field. Sustainable agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will last over the long term. It has quite an important role in ensuring all pillars of sustainable development and not only… Continue reading »

Benefits of coffee waste recycling

Benefits of coffee waste recycling

How could coffee contribute to solve environmental and social challanges, for instance greenhouse gas reduction, providing food and job creation?Coffee waste recycling can help creating a sustainable agriculture. Applying an innovative low-waste technolgy, the waste generated from coffee production can be used in cities and coffee farms while less greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere…. Continue reading »