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Soil health: the necessary revolution in rice and wheat farming in South Asia
In this region of the world, several studies show that traditional agricultural practices deteriorate the soil, reduce groundwater reserves and increase greenhouse gas emissions. The deleterious effects of conventional agriculture are not confined to industrialized countries. In South Asia, which is home to almost 25% of the world’s population, it is mainly rice and wheat…
How European and African scientists are collaborating to increase soil fertility
Marion Guillou is a French engineer and polytechnician, specialized in global food security. She was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the École Polytechnique (2008-2013) and President and CEO of INRA (2004-2012). She is a member of the High Council for Climate, a structure created in 2018 and working alongside the French Prime…
3 questions to Cyril Dion #2
Cyril Dion is a writer, director, poet and committed environmentalist. He directed the successful documentary "Demain" with Mélanie Laurent. His latest film, Animal, evokes the 6th mass extinction of species through the journeys of two teenagers, Bella and Vipulan. The director talks to us about the moments and encounters that have particularly marked him during…
Interview: The Ecological Role of Fungus Growing Termites in the Savanna
In Africa, particularly in Northern Botswana, fungus growing termites build giant termite mounds in a very specific pattern that improves soil fertility. John van Thuyne, a Swiss soil scientist at the University of Lausanne, explains this phenomenon, which he has been studying for several years.
The documentary Demain by Cyril Dion: a positive approach to the ecological revolution
Refusing to give in to catastrophism, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent have been identifying effective initiatives to face the environmental, economic and social challenges of the 21st century since 2015. It all began with a study published in the prestigious journal Nature in 2012. Some twenty scientists announced that part of humanity could disappear by…
#savesoil: a global movement dedicated to soil
Soil is the foundation of life on Earth. The Save Soil movement seeks to raise awareness around the world about the threats to these oases of biodiversity. "The only magical material that turns death into life. This is Sadhguru's clear and mystical definition of soil. An internationally renowned Indian guru and yogi master, his book…
Where does biodynamic wine growing come from?
Biodynamic winegrowing appeared in the 1920s under the influence of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Biodynamic winegrowing has developed progressively throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
livingsoils – World Living Soils Forum
The preservation of the Living Soils is one of Moët Hennessy’s major commitments in terms of sustainability. This site is intended to consolidate the numerous existing initiatives around the world on the topic as a way to contribute to the sharing of knowledge and help evolve practices to encourage soil regeneration.