586. Role of Healthy Soils
In recent years, much attention has been paid to the importance of the role of healthy soil in crop production in supporting human and livestock nutrition. Like humans, plants and animals need vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to live, not only to replenish energy and basic nutrients, but also to boost immunity, which in turn requires fertile soil. It is estimated that 95% of food is produced from soil, and soil has the ability to help plants grow by supplying nutrients to them.
There is a growing need to assess soil fertility and the challenges we face from both a scientific and policy perspective, and the international community is educating the public through a variety of events.
Among these, the FAO-sponsored event, The Global Symposium on Soils for Nutrition - Soils, where food begins, will be held in a virtual format from 26 to 29 July 2022.
JIRCAS is also organizing the following events focusing on science, technology, and development topics to improve soil health and fertility on the occasion of TICAD 8. We hope you will join us.
Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa - Potential of Regenerative Agriculture
Date：5 August 2022 (Fri) 19:30 ～ 22:15 (JST)
Organizer：Sasakawa Africa Association
Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges of Agronomy to Solve Low Fertility/Nutrient Bottlenecks
Date：30 August 2022 (Tue) 17:00～19:00（JST)
Organizer：Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS）
Supported by：Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA
(Details of program and registration will be available soon.)
Contributors: KANAMORI Norihito and SOLONGO Tumur (Information and Public Relations Office), NAKASHIMA Kazuo (Director, Food Program), IIYAMA Miyuki (Director, Information Program)