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Cost-effective system to enrich sandy soils with subsurface water retention technology [Registered]

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), many smallholder communities continuously grapple with soil-based poverty as the coarse-textured (sandy) soils, on which they eke out a living, have low water and nutrient retention capacities. Researchers at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have developed a new technology which has supported increased yield through both water retention and accumulation of organic matter.…

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