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How to practice Conservation Agriculture through soil management

Conservation Agriculture is a sustainable approach to agricultural production which aims to protect soil from erosion and degradation, improve its quality and biodiversity and contribute to the preservation of natural resources, whilst optimising yields.

Soil management should maintain and improve... (More)

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)

Multiplying the efficiency and impact of biofortification through metabolic engineering

Ending all forms of hunger by 2030, as set forward in the UN-Sustainable Development Goal 2 (UN-SDG2), is a daunting but essential task, given the limited timeline ahead and the negative global health and socio-economic impact of hunger. A recent... (More)

Saving water and time with drip irrigation

Drip irrigation technologies are conserving resources and improving farmer resilience in eastern Zimbabwe through an initiative by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), an implementing partner under the Program for Growth and Resilience (PROGRESS) consortium, managed by the... (More)