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ImpactReporters and the F&BKP

To contribute to the objectives of the IYS 2015, the F&BKP commissioned ImpactReporters to publish seven background articles on themes related to international soil and land use and enhancing food security. The articles will focus on a broad target group in the Netherlands and will be available on Kennislink and the F&BKP website.

Furthermore, Impact Reporters has been commissioned by the F&BKP to develop its communication tools and products.

About ImpactReporters

ImpactReporters is a communications agency with its roots in journalism. Its primary focus is on food, water and energy. Speciality is to show results and to furnish the necessary background. ImpactReports makes responsive websites and digital magazines, writes corporate stories, news and analysis and conference reports and provides workshops and training.

For more information, visit the ImpactReporters website.

 

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Land rights are crucial but not the ultimate solution
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Land rights are crucial but not the ultimate solution
Theme: Soil Management

Last article in the IYS 2015 series. Land rights and investments in soil improvement are closely related. Land-owners or long-term tenants are definitely willing to invest in soil fertility and erosion prevention, but land ownership or tenancy alone is not a panacea. »

Farmers are cherishing their trees again
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Theme: Soil Management

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Precision fertilizing using drones and scanners
October 5, 2015Expert opinion
Precision fertilizing using drones and scanners
Theme: Soil Management

Fifth article in the IYS 2015 series. The first drones are already flying over potato, wheat and soya crops. By combining drone-recorded imaging with soil scans, growers are able to target their fertilizing much more precisely than before. This method has great environmental advantages as some plots of soil require far less fertilizer than others. »

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September 11, 2015Expert opinion
Potato takes precedence over combating subsidence – Land users in no hurry to implement measures against subsidence
Theme: Soil Management

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Too much fertilizer, too many brambles
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Theme: Soil Management

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Nutritions for depleted African soils
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Theme: Soil Management

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Think twice before ploughing
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2015 International Year of Soils
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