The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Shamba Shape Up have teamed up to host a 1 hour Twitter Q&A to discuss about the problems facing farmers with SOIL.
The Twitter Chat on “Helping Farmers Build Healthier Soils," which will be held on Monday 13th April 8am EST / 2pm GMT / 4pm EAT will be particularly relevant in the lead up to the International Year of Soils 2015.
By using the hashtag #TalkSoil, you will be able to join Chepkemoi Janethon, YPARD member from Kenya and other 4 experts from SoilCares, Syngenta, FAO and One Acre Fund with the moderation and involvement of CIAT and Shamba Shape Up.
The chat will be shaped by 4 different questions, which will be posted every 15 minutes:
- What are the challenges smallholder farmers are facing with their soils?
- How can farmers address these challenges to prevent the health of their soil from deteriorating further?
- How can farmers address these challenges to increase their yields and livelihoods?
- What can they – and we – learn from others?
All those interested in soil management are welcome to share their thoughts - we look forward to hearing your contributions to the chat!
Picture credit: ©FAO/Ami Vitale