JOY: from grassroots to organic revolution in southern India

What would it take to revitalize depleted soil in an area the size of Nebraska while also economically empowering low-income populations and women? Governments often turn to investment in chemicals and infrastructure as the obvious approach. But at the grassroots level in Karnataka, India, it’s all being accomplished with worms, women, a few low-cost tablets and cartloads of manure.

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Biochar: An Old Technology with New Applications

The International Biochar Initiative is an international non-profit that seeks to promote the use of biochar, a solid material made from the carbonization of biomass, through research, commercial endeavours, policy,development workers, and farmers. There are a number of benefits of biochar that make it an innovative asset in a wide range of regions. As a natural soil enhancer, biochar effectively …

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