Soil health critical for maintaining human health, biological diversity, researchers say

Healthy soil sustains life on Earth, channeling nutrients through plants, supporting essential water and land-based systems, absorbing carbon dioxide to fight climate change – yet most of us walk all over It without a thought. However, with the theme “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity,” World Soil Day on Saturday is a reminder of the […]

Contributions of forest and water sectors overlooked in policy processes

Despite their extensive potential — from confronting climate change to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — the forest and water sectors, and particularly their interconnections, are too often overlooked within major international policy processes, experts say. High-level agenda choices fall short in understanding and acknowledging the forest-water nexus; that is, the interactions between forests […]

Seeking sustainable livelihoods for peatland farmers

Originally published on the website of the International Tropical Peatland Center To a farmer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), focused on earning a living and feeding the family, clearing peatlands in order to plant rice or bananas may seem to be an easier, and faster, approach than employing activities to conserve these […]