Humus, or organic matter, is the key component in organic soil. If the humus levels are right, organic farms can produce as much as conventional ones.
This week on Eco Africa we see how to turn barrels into efficient composters for people in the city, visit new sustainable homes in one of South Africa's townships and see how one island is preparing for rising waters.
Smothering bureaucracy and limited access to finance hold back organic agriculture in Africa and may hinder the continent's ability to feed itself.
Cornflowers or potatoes? Wildflowers are disappearing due to increased fertilization in agricultural areas. An otherwise conventional farmer in Germany is testing organic farming methods — with varying success.
Rainforests in Brazil are burning. Their loss can never be restored. That's because these soils are not just infertile, they're the most nutrient-poor soils in the world — and they're unsuitable for agriculture.
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