Browse themes
About publications

Information for 17394IIED

Fertile ground: harnessing the market to reverse soil degradation in South Asia

Soils are the foundation of all terrestrial life on the planet and are essential for agricultural production. Yet unsustainable farming practices are degrading soils across South Asia and many other parts of the world, threatening food security.

Soil fertility and structure can be vastly improved through greater applications of compost, manure and other organic fertilisers. However, the shift away from diverse farming systems means that organic matter is now in short supply on many farms.

There is a need to develop value chains to enable organic fertilisers and composts to supply much needed organic matter to depleted soils. Lessons from multi-stakeholder initiatives in Bangladesh and Nepal illustrate the potential for scaling up such value chains to foster more inclusive and sustainable agriculture.

Publication information

Download and Sharing

Free PDF 105k

Share with your network:

Match 2 / 2
See all      Close< >

Project information

This project aimed to promote the dissemination and adoption of agroecological practices around the world through research, lobbying and advocacy efforts.

More at www.iied.org:
Upscaling agroecological practices

We use cookies to help improve this website. Clicking any link on this site will be taken as your consent to this.