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A healthy soil is the backbone of resilient farming systems

But how do we deal with the fact that soils are degraded up to 60% around the world? Chemical, physical and biological are affecting elements. This makes cultivation vulnerable. What solutions do you have in mind?

Healthy soil is the foundation for a dynamic agricultural sector. Sufficient organic matter in the soil promotes the water buffering function of the ground. Good soil structure prevents run-off, limits the leaching of fertilizers ,the pollution of ground and surface water. Good micro-organisms in the soil ensure that the nutrients are well absorbed by the root system of plants.

New analytical methods for determining soil quality make targeted measurements of the soil possible. Near Infrared Spectroscopy is such a method that consists of a scan of sample which is dried and sieved. Our partner is able to analyse more than 20 parameters within 20 seconds. This cheap and reliable test provides the farmer with  detailed report, including information on soil fertility, the physical characteristics and some biological indicators. 

Sustainable solutions in response to the closing cycles are being devised. By recycling organic waste, agriculture can contribute to the circular economy. Carbon can be defined as the organic matter in the soil. So farmers contribute to reducing climate issues and they also lay the foundation for a resilient food system ....

 

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Composing solutions

Solving complex issues surrounding food production is like composing music. Working as a team of experts can make for a resounding success. This requires skill, a good plan and a clear goal. And natural affinity with farmers and other parties active in rural areas.

There are many factors that determine whether the crop in an agricultural area is successful. The dependence on the whims of the weather, the market and politics make food systems vulnerable. Climate change reinforces this effect. In this complex forum farmers are trying to find a way. Governments set the policy context, promote research and stimulate growth. That is easier said than done. Many plans are little more than pipe dreams. Land Water Food makes climate adaptation concrete and feasible. Soil, water and food systems are connected to an integrated and sustainable approach. Working on operational goals, an action perspective for farmers and other stakeholders. Land Water Food bridges the gap between policy and the agricultural reality. It brings together experts to work with you on an approach with impact! So, why not you?

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