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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>

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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Pathways for restoring soils: Strengthening local capacities in Nicaragua

Two initiatives undertaken with partners are beginning to make a difference in fostering more productive use of soils and contributing to restoring soils in smallholder farming in Nicaragua. “These are motivating examples of what we can achieve if we work together with local partners on strengthening capacities,” explains Pablo Siles,>

Giving soils a voice

We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness and inspiring action for promoting and protecting our soils has been a central focus throughout this International Year of Soils (IYS). We need healthy soils for a healthy life because the bottom>

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Cordingley, Justine E.; Snyder, Katherine Ann; Rosendahl, Judith; Kizito, Fred; Bossio, Deborah. 2015. Thinking outside the plot: addressing low adoption of sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa . Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability . Elsevier B.V., 15: 35-40.

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.

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