soil degradation

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 October 2018 at 05:53

Interested in smarter and precise agriculture?

We have a system that we have trained to be a plant doctor capable of allowing the farmer to qualitatively know which specific mineral nutrient is missing, which disease is afflicting his crop and it can also be used to detect soil pH. Whether acidic or not.

We want to put the system online but it requires our own and personal server, a thing we are working on. So if we got the kind of server we intend to get, thousands if not millions of farmers will benefit from our system, especially the inexperienced farmers. Imagine knowing what kind of disease is afflicting say your tomatoes and getting suggestions on the best solutions there are!

You won't need an app installation. You chrome or firefox or whatever browser will do just fine. It will be able to carry out diagnosis on both saved pictures and those taken by the camera for those with smart phones.

Consequently, the system will be able to map the mineral nutrient distribution in your garden. Su

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 September 2018 at 06:29

Glinka World Soil Prize:

Take the opportunity to win a USD 15,000 check and the Glinka gold-plated medal! The Glinka World Soil Prize honors individuals and organizations whose leadership and activities have contributed, or are still contributing to the promotion of sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources.

The Glinka Prize is a an annual award for dynamic change-makers dedicated to solving one of our world’s most pressing environmental issue: Soil Degradation.

Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced. At the same time, soil provides living space for humans, as well as essential ecosystem services which are important for water regulation and supply, climate regulation, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and cultural services. But soils are under pressure from increases in population, higher demands for food and competing land uses. Approximately 33% of our global soil

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 July 2018 at 03:50


One of the challenges faced by the average farmer is ease of access to info about soil pH, soil fertility and disease incidence in his garden.

For so many, you must have come across say a maize garden having some patches with healthy tall maize and others with stunted looking maize. This is attributable to variations in mineral nutrient distribution.

The good news is that we've built an artificial intelligence capable of diagnosing the actual deficient nutrient.

This allows the farmer avoid blanket fertilizer application that carries with it the risk of soil degradation in the long term but allows the farmer to farm smart and precisely.

You don't require installation of any other new app. Just use you email or messenger or whatsapp and send us close pictures as this one below.

The image has symptoms of manganese and aluminium toxicity due to an acidic soil pH.

Here is an important link to more info.

Using our system, we're helping farmer's save a

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Iganachi Razaki Omia Interesting!

6 months 1 week ago

Kamya Samuel Yes indeed. The idea initially was to enable especially first time farmers reduce chances of crop loss by not knowing what to do exactly.The software combines diagnostics and tip sharing to accomplish this.

6 months 1 week ago

Patrick Rwekamba I love the innovation, I'm sending you my photos soon!

6 months 1 week ago

Kamya Samuel Send them to either or whatsapp number +256795783372

6 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 26 July 2017 at 01:50

Agroecology: sustainable land use

“… The man begins to assert, as he learns to respect and understand the ground he walks on.” Atahualpa Yupanqui

It is common to consider soil as an inert, lifeless, made only for minerals. But hundreds of species of animals, plants, fungi and bacteria are found inhabiting soil and they play a very important role in the ecological and environmental balance.

The reality we seldom fail to see is desertification is progressing slowly. This process involves the degradation of environment in general and soil degradation in particular due to climate changes but mostly due to human activities. The problem with these degraded soils is a slow recovery and the great effort to reverse this situation.

The full article is found here:

Sarah Assefa Lovely! Please add the first part of the asserted quote! Nice link, I want to learn to better respect the ground that I walk on, the ground that feeds me!

1 year 4 months ago