3 results for tag: soil conservation


Lessons on Restoring Depleted Soil from Haiti

Photo: Vic Hinterlang Too often, the story of Haiti begins and ends with the problems facing the country. However, there are stories, largely untold, about the work being done to address Haiti’s interconnected issues and create lasting change. SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer shared one of these stories in a guest authored piece for RSF Social Finance's Quarterly Publication last month. From the Article:  "SOIL is tackling Haiti’s sanitation and soil fertility crises by pioneering an innovative and earth-replenishing technology that is spreading across the world. Ecological sanitation (EcoSan) solutions capture nutrients that are ...

Countdown to World Day to Combat Desertification

No revolutionary household toilet social business could exist without customers, and SOIL’s EkoLakay service is no exception. We hold regular marketing events in Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince, Haiti to attract new clients to our EkoLakay household sanitation service. At our next marketing event, on Friday, we’ll be bringing model SOIL EkoLakay toilets to show to people in the Ti Plas Kazo community of Port-au-Prince, and we’ll have lots of SOIL staff on hand to extol the benefits of the EkoLakay service and address any questions about EkoLakay or about ecological sanitation in general. What’s extra special about this Friday’s event ...

Al Jazeera: The world can't afford to keep wasting soil

By Stan Cox, in Al Jazeera on January 12, 2012. One-third of Earth's soil is degraded because of unsustainable farming methods, which could lead to a major food crisis. Salina, Kansas - Late last year, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released a hair-raising report on the state of the world's soil and water resources. The bottomline: 25 per cent of the world's food-producing soils are highly degraded or are rapidly being degraded. Add to that other soils which they say are degrading "moderately", and the area under threat amounts to one-third of the Earth's endowment of cropland. Loss of productive soil, FAO reported, is ...