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Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality | Rothamsted Research

Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality | Rothamsted Research | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"The Global Advances in Soil Carbon Management recommendations, which have been compiled by a team of international scientists, could have a significant impact on land degradation, food security, water quality and greenhouse gas emissions from land."

The Organic Stream's insight:

This is a big step forward in our effort to protect soils. And at The Organic Stream we are happy to see the project place such a strong emphasis on the importance of soil carbon for soil health.


Soil carbon is primarily stored in the soil organic matter (and of course, compost is rich in organic matter!).

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Women in Ecuador Overcome Barriers in Family Nutrition and Farming

Women in Ecuador Overcome Barriers in Family Nutrition and Farming | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
A new initiative in Ecuador is feeding malnourished families while supporting local women smallholder farmers.
The Organic Stream's insight:

A great example of a circular economic model and how it can benefit and support a whole community.

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GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity

GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
GFAR finds that Guatemalan farmers seek inclusion in local and national discussions about their rights and the future of seed preservation.
The Organic Stream's insight:

Protecting farmers and treating them fairly for the essential work that they do will benefit a whole community, not just the farmer. And the fight to preserve genetic diversity in plants is essential.


We learned a lot about the types of hardships farmers can face, and the kinds of actions we should take to support them better in last week's Organic Stream.

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