Soil Management

How to increase maize yield in rainfed agriculture?

Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management.

Save Our Soils event participants declare strong concensus about bringing soil higher on the political agenda

International experts in soil science, agriculture and microbiology gathered together in the Palladium in Malmö, Sweden, on the 20th of May to discuss the key challenges and developments in soil management today to an audience of policy makers, Skåne region representatives, fellow soil experts and university students.

Join the FAO #soils4life Instagram contest

2015 is the International Year of Soils and FAO is launching an Instagram contest in order to raise awareness about the importance of soils. Participants are encouraged to share all sorts of photos related to soils, their potential, functions but also their exploitation so as to shed light on a range of different issues.