Soil: where food begins
- Impact Area
By Mina Devkota Wasti – ICARDA Agronomist, and Rachid Moussadek, ICARDA Systems Cropping Agronomist
In the Central and West Asia, and North Africa Region (CWANA) ICARDA scientists and partners are leading efforts to provide solutions to farmers that allow them to continue food production while protecting their soil.
On World Soil Day 2022, the United Nations reminds us that 95% of our food comes from the soil. While that may not come as a surprise, the worrying news is that globally, 33% of our soils are degraded exacerbating challenges for the two-thirds of the world’s population who are at risk of nutrient deficiency.