Big Data Generated Maps of Africa's Soil Properties

Improved Management of Soils Making Huge Strides Across the Globe

“How Farmers in Developing Countries Can Benefit from Digitized Soil Mapping” by:  John Deibel, Freelance Author and Agronomist   How Soils are Formed Think of soils as the ‘skin’ of the Earth. Their depth varies from negligible (only a few millimeters) influenced by forces which have moved them such as wind, water, weathering, and human activity; to several meters deep where they exist untouched by these forces.  Soils exist in layers, or ‘horizons’, each with their respective importance from the short term management [...]

Do You Know What is Africa’s “Great Green Wall”?

To understand why there is a “Great Green Wall” project going on, we should mention that on September 25th 2015, the countries of The United Nations adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change, with set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years; the Goal #15 is “Life on Land”. First, what is desertification? Desertification is the loss [...]

How NASA technology of the 60s could lead to more sustainable farming models

The way we are doing farming now a days is not near scalable or sustainable farming as will be needed for a 10 billion population scenario, which is the the number predicted for 2050. In this week’s article we wanted to share a TED Talk of Lysa Dyson, on a forgotten technology that could lead to reinventing the way we grow food in favor of a more sustainable farming model.   As a result, at the end of the video we [...]

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