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UNDP supports effort to boost sustainable agriculture in Philippines

Over-cultivation, poor land management and industrialization - in addition to the effects of climate change - have led to the deterioration of soils which in turn has contributed to a loss of biodiversity.


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Updated: 04-09-2019 22:55 IST
UNDP supports effort to boost sustainable agriculture in Philippines

But now, with the UNDP's help, farmers in the Philippines’ Bukidnon Province are learning how to balance traditional methods of cultivation with the need to farm more sustainably while improving the quality of the soil. Image Credit: Flickr

An effort to reverse land degradation in the Philippines and boost sustainable agriculture as well as the livelihoods of farmers is being supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Over-cultivation, poor land management, and industrialization - in addition to the effects of climate change - have led to the deterioration of soils which in turn has contributed to a loss of biodiversity.

But now, with the UNDP's help, farmers in the Philippines' Bukidnon Province are learning how to balance traditional methods of cultivation with the need to farm more sustainably while improving the quality of the soil.