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Sustainable soil management pays off. Examples from the Global South and North show that sustainable soil practices can have a huge return on investment for the practitioners directly involved; in monetary, environmental, social and cultural terms. The presenters will share their practical experiences of saving soils in Nepal, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Germany and USA: through soil restoration and community building, by composting and organic agricultural techniques, all resulting in improved livelihoods. The organisers invite participants to exchange further on how to make soil management attractive for (rural) communities.

Tobias Bandel, SOIL & MORE INTERNATIONAL (The Netherlands)
Gabor Figeczky, IFOAM – Organics International Head Office (Germany)
Uwe Greff, BioBodenGesellschaft (Germany)
Louise Luttikholt, HELVETAS Intercooperation gGmbH (Germany)
Shiva Kumar Shrestha, HELVETAS Nepal (Nepal)
Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute (United States of America)
Tina Roner, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Switzerland)

Sergio A. Zelaya-Bonilla, UNCCD – United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Germany)

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