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Photo story: Busting soil myths in Tanzania

You can also view the photo story full screen. Related stories and information: Bringing soils back to life – a conversation with Deborah Bossio Scaling up – TV helps farmers shape up soils in East Africa New photo-film: mapping soil diversity in Tanzania CIAT Soils Research brief Other links: Africa>
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New photo-film: mapping soil diversity in Tanzania

The second photo-film of a two-part series, “The Ground Beneath Your Feet,” is launched this week during Global Soil Week, where CIAT is highlighting the importance of soil, debating the latest science and technology as well as methods for preserving this vital natural resource. In Lushoto, Tanzania, a cluster of CCAFS climate-smart villages nestle in the stunning Eastern Arc>
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CIAT’s work in Honduras on linking farmers to consumers featured in Leisa journal

In its most recent issue for Latin America, the agroecological journal Leisa, published a series of experiences on how to improve the link between farmers and consumers, which included CIAT’s research in collaboration with farmers associations and other key partners in southern Honduras. The article titled “Pequeños productores superan la>
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Thrive Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

The latest episode of the Thrive podcast takes a close look at the ground beneath our feet. Soil, on which terrestrial life depends, is often ignored precisely because it is everywhere and yet invisible. Healthy soils contribute so much to human well-being, from nutritious food to clean water, and yet>
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Publications


Vågen, Tor-G.; Winowiecki, Leigh A.; Tondoh, Jerome E.; Desta, Lulseged T.; Gumbricht, Thomas. 2015. Mapping of soil properties and land degradation risk in Africa using MODIS reflectance . Geoderma 10 p.


Kisaka, M. Oscar; Mucheru-Muna, M.; Ngetich, F. K.; Mugwe, J. N.; Mugendi, D.; Mairura, F.. 2015. Rainfall variability, drought characterization, and efficacy of rainfall data reconstruction  : case of eastern Kenya . Advances in Meteorology 16 p.


Sommer, Rolf; Mukalama, John; Kihara, Job; Koala, Saidou; Winowiecki, Leigh; Bossio, Deborah. 2015. Nitrogen dynamics and nitrous oxide emissions in a longterm trial on integrated soil fertility management in Western Kenya . Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 20 p.


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