FAO organises workshop on ‘sustainable soil management for nutrition’

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) has organised a workshop on the shut of the undertaking “Sustainable Soil Management for Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.”

Bangladesh’s authorities and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) with the initiative of FAO launched the undertaking in September 2019 with funding from the German Government to advertise and help using Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) for nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and the Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) of the Ministry of Agriculture carried out the undertaking, stated a press launch. 

Md Sayedul Islam, secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, attended the workshop because the chief visitor.

Florian Höllen, head of Development Cooperation of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Md Kamaruzzaman, director common of Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), and Kabir Ahamed, joint secretary and wing chief (UN) of Economic Relations Division (ERD), had been among the many particular visitor of the occasion.

Carolina Olivera Sanchez from FAO HQ, Italy overviewed the undertaking, and Dr Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, government chairman of BARC, was the chair of the occasion.

Robert D Simpson stated, “Global soil degradation is estimated at 33 %, and policymakers all over the world are in search of options to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fight this problem.”

The aim of the “Sustainable Soil Management for Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia” undertaking was to develop suggestions for SSM coverage tips based mostly on present information and a multidisciplinary strategy to indicate the position of soil in human well being. 

The undertaking actions included subject demonstrations in three upazilas in Bangladesh, in addition to a baseline survey of 600 farmers, 45 subject demonstrations, consciousness improvement coaching for 180 stakeholders, and soil physician coaching for 450 farmers.

The German authorities prioritises soil safety and nutrition-sensitive agriculture. In 2022, Germany’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) led a Communiqué on soil safety signed by 70 agriculture ministers. This communiqué, in addition to the involvement of Germany’s Minister of Food and Agriculture within the tenth anniversary of the Global Soil Partnership, emphasised the FAO’s position in attaining world soil conservation.


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