World Water Day: “We must mobilise all available resources”

Ismahane Elouafi,
To mark UN World Water Day on Sunday (22 March 2020) we share this article written by CABI Board Member Dr Ismahane Elouafi – originally published on the Rural 21 website – who, in her position as Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), makes a case for more research on alternative…
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Nuclear and isotopic techniques help the fight against land degradation

Land degradation is the result of a number of largely human-induced factors, such as poor soil and water management practices, deforestation, overgrazing, improper crop rotation and unsustainable land use. In turn, these can significantly affect soil fertility, resulting in diminished crop yields and food insecurity.  Traditional methods of modelling and monitoring soil erosion usually require…
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Water Tops Climate Change as Global Priority – according to survey

Less than 1% of surface water is useable water in rivers, lakes and ponds; less than 3% is in glaciers and polar ice caps, which means around 97% of the world’s water is in the sea, is salty and unusable. Over 65% of the cells in our bodies is water, which means we just cannot…
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