2 results for tag: “sustainable agriculture”


Food Tank: 22 Organizations Working to Restore Soils in 2016

by Danielle Nierenberg, Stephanie Van Dyke, and Michaela Elias According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines soil degradation as "a change in the soil health status resulting in a diminished capacity of the ecosystem to provide goods and services for its beneficiaries. Degraded soils have a health status, such that they do not provide the normal goods and services of the particular soil in its ecosystem.” Soils are naturally incredibly ...

Wish List From Our Friends at CHIBAS

Hello SOIL supporters! Our friend Gael from the non-profit organization CHIBAS, is in need of a few things for his laboratory here in Haiti. Do you have any extra lab equipment looking for a good home? CHIBAS is a research center on bio-energy and sustainable agriculture with the goal of improving and promoting the use of local varieties of sorghum and jatropha that are adapted to the Haitian ecosystem and climate in drought-prone regions. CHIBAS not only is a research center, but a technical institute for farmers to gain and share knowledge. They just produced their first syrup from Sweet Sorghum, as well as their first Kleren! If any of our ...