Op-Ed by Dr. Roy discussing the imperative of soil health amid the population surge featured in multiple media outlets


Dr. Amit Roy, Chair of Sasakawa Africa Association, recently authored an insightful op-ed: "Soil for Change - An Urgent Call to Action in Sub-Saharan Africa"

As the global population approaches 9.8 billion by 2050, Dr. Roy emphasizes the urgent need to reassess agricultural strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, where the population is projected to double to 2.4 billion. Addressing crises in food security, nutrition, and poverty becomes imperative. African farmers, facing challenges like low productivity and limited access to technology, need to adopt Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) to revitalize soils. This Op-ed cites recent discussions at COP28, highlighting the crucial link between climate change and the food system, while advocating for sustainable agricultural practices.

Please find Dr. Amit’s full op-ed to explore further from the links below.

  1. Africa Briefing – Soil Health Imperative For Feeding 9.8 billion
  2. Agrilinks – Getting to 2050: Sustainability Feeding 9.8 Billion People
  3. Africa.com - Soil for Change – An Urgent Call To Action In Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. Business Watch - Dwindling Soil Quality Amid Explosive Populations
  5. Soko Directory - Soil for Change – An Urgent Call To Action In Sub-Saharan Africa

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