Cameroon: Agro-startup creates soil analysis kit for efficient farming

Cameroon farmer Rostand Simeu, 26,  last year spent all his savings to start a plantain and banana plantation.   But, like all new farmers, he has struggled with efficient production.  Simeu said the bananas have been growing for 13 months.  He said this raises a lot of questions. Simeu heard about a Cameroonian company that helps … Continue reading Cameroon: Agro-startup creates soil analysis kit for efficient farming

Peat soils: Climate killer or climate saver? A look at complex effects of peat soils on the climate

In this article, experts in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Bernd Lennartz, Franziska Tanneberger and Nicole Wrage-Mönnig discuss the complex effects of peat soils on the climate In the northern German federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, peatlands are the number one source of … Continue reading Peat soils: Climate killer or climate saver? A look at complex effects of peat soils on the climate

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent

Although soils are vital for agriculture, biodiversity and clean water, this below-ground world is often overlooked. The loss of life below the ground due to intensification of agriculture, climate change, erosion and compaction, among other things, is one of the … Continue reading Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent