On solid ground. 3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture: The Art of Farming - Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Mainstream Agriculture SAI, Brussels, 11 May 2010. Prem S. Bindraban Director ISRIC â€“ World Soil Information Senior Researcher â€“ Agrosystems Research Wageningen UR.
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3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture: The Art of Farming - Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Mainstream Agriculture
SAI, Brussels, 11 May 2010
Prem S. Bindraban
Director ISRIC – World Soil Information Senior Researcher – Agrosystems Research
Based on own experiments P.S. Bindraban
Loss of biodiversity and SOM due to land clearingSoil productivity
Land with appropriate soil characteristics
e.g. Bell and van Keulen, 1995. Soil Sci.Soc. Am. J. 59: 865-871
(Bindraban et al., 1999)
Cereal yields limited by available soil nutrient
Cereal yields limited by available (rain) water
Bindraban et al., 1999
Soil Carbon loss
Zingore, et al., Europ J. Soil Sci 56: 727-736
Different rates of N with (solid symbols) and without P (open symbols) on a smallholder homeﬁeld (circles) and outﬁeld (triangles) on a sandy granitic soil (Zingore et al., 2007, 2008)
Yield response of maize varying with annual rainfall patterns at 3 levels of fertilizer application (0, 17 and 52 kg N/ha) (source: Twomlow, Mugabe et al. 2008)
Payment of Environmental Services
Creating a financial and institutional mechanism in water management services that supports rural livelihoods
Erosion in dry year
Blue Water in dry year
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Prem.Bindraban@wur.nlDirector ISRIC – World Soil Information Agrosystems Research – Wageningen UR