Archive for December, 2010

  • Is globalised organic farming sustainable?

    Friday, December 17th, 2010

    Organic farming can improve the standard of living for small farmers in developing countries but it can be difficult for them to find elbowroom on the global market. There should be greater requirements for sustainability and fair trade principles.
    Small organic farmers in developing countries do not have the same [...]

  • Identifying future soil science research needs

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

    Soil is subjected to a growing number of human-caused dangers from contamination, urbanization, desertification, salinization, mismanagement, and erosion. The soil ecosystem provides services necessary to manage and maintain a healthy and stable planet. Soil is key to carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling, water purification, and waste [...]