A new FAO report was published on World Soil Day. This report: "Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life" analyzes how nitrogen-fixing plants improve diets, carbon sequestration and soil fertility. According to the report, soils and legumes, especially when associated, can help address the challenges of strategy for feeding a growing global population and fighting climate change.
Table of content:
- Soil, a life enabling resource
- Putting pulses on the map
- Pulses as architects of soil health
- The role of pulses in nutrient (re)cycling
- The role of pulses in maintaining soil biodiversity
- The role of pulses in improving soil structure
- Soils and pulses – a symbiosis for contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation, the role of soils and pulses
- Contribution to food security and nutrition
- Pulses for restoring degraded soils
- Implementing the symbiosis
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