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UNCCD News: Ecological Sanitation for Healthy Soils

By the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the UNCCD News Issue 4.2/4.3, March-June 2012. When confronted with two or more related challenges – let’s say from the fields of biodiversity and desertification – the ability to multi-task is often essential. But it’s difficult to imagine how sustainable land management and sanitation can be combined to create a win-win situation. The non-governmental organisation SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) has managed this balancing act in Haiti, using compost gained through ecological sanitation to regenerate the country’s soils. Meeting people’s daily food needs is ...