Putting a Price Tag on Land Degradation

The costs and benefits of reversing land degradation, says IFPRI’s Ephraim Nkonya, must be expressed in terms that resonate with policymakers and government officials.

Farming Smarter

Conservation agriculture is increasingly common on large commercial farms. The tricky part is making it work for small-scale farmers.

Beyond “Slash and Burn”

Biochar—biomass burned without oxygen to form charcoal—has the potential to end the slash-and-burn cycle.

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

42% of the world’s poor now depend on degraded lands for food and income, yet little serious effort has been made to reverse land degradation.