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How AI is helping rural African farmers

Agriculture has become a key priority in the poverty reduction agenda in Africa. Undoubtedly, the control of agricultural pests and diseases is critical to sustainable agricultural development. Zambia is one of many countries that has been invaded by deadly pests... (More)

Alveiro Salamanca-Jimenez
PhD Polysulphate Agronomic Leader for Latin America

Happy World Soil Day

Let´s celebrate this day as a reminder of its importance for maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Take a look at all the activities near you and more related info at

http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/en/

Microbes help unlock phosphorus for plant growth

Phosphorus is a necessary nutrient for plants to grow. However, it can sometimes react strongly with minerals in the soil, forming complexes with iron, aluminium and calcium. This locks up the phosphorus, preventing plants from being able to access this... (More)

Adoption of climate-resilient crops by small-scale producers in low- and middle-income countries

Climate-resilient crops and crop varieties have been recommended as a way for farmers to cope with or adapt to climate change, but despite the apparent benefits, rates of adoption by smallholder farmers are highly variable. A recent research article in... (More)