Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

Ramial Chipped Wood: the Clue to a Sustainable Fertile Soil

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Close to forty percent of the world's agricultural land is seriously degraded, which could undermine the long-term productive capacity of those soils. Plus, the economic and social effects of agricultural land degradation have been much more significant in developing countries than in industrialized countries. However, they are the regions where the greatest growth in food production will be needed, and where such growth will be the most difficult.
According to Gardner and Halweil (2000), in rural areas of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, 80% of the food is in fact produced by women. Yet women have little or no access to land ownership, credit, agricultural training, education, and social privileges in general…
This project could partly solve those problems. The main objective is to implement a new technology, known as ramial chipped wood (RCW) for establishing a sustainable fertile soil. The implementation will be based on an agricultural training for women already interested in farming.
The second goal is in favor of farmers mastering the new technology where its implementation will be under the responsibility of agricultural advisers.
The third objective is to have regional scientists or scientific groups in charge to maintain a close cooperation between the development of RCW technology and the local agricultural advisers.

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