March 11 the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) published the AgTalk of Pablo Tittonell, Professor and Chair of the Farming Systems Ecology Group at Wageningen University, in which he argues that by taking advantage of soil’s natural processes a lot more land could be used productively, helping to meet the world’s growing food needs and to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint.
The AgTalks series is a contribution to the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) , a specialized United Nations agency and the only international financial institution within the UN family. IFAD is exclusively dedicated to investing in rural people and working with smallholder family farmers. The objective of AgTalks is to present the human face of family farming by sharing the latest policy research findings, as well as different viewpoints on smallholder farming.
The AgTalk of Pablo Tittonell ‘Dishing up the dirt’ can be viewed on the website of IFAD.