The Future of Farming is in the Soil
Humanity is exerting intense pressure on our planet, and many agricultural practices are degrading soil stability and fertility over time. Worldwide, we’re losing soil about thirty times faster than it’s being replaced. As farms are depleted of topsoil and organic matter, increased fertilizer inputs are required to maintain crop yield, while mounting fertilizer costs are disproportionally affecting farmers in developing countries.
Research, by Oklahoma State University, that forms part of what is known as the Brown Revolution seeks to harness the benefits of living soil to sustainability provide nutritious food.