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The Next Green Revolution is Here.

Science prevented the last food crisis. Can it save us again in the Next Green Revolution? Africa’s cropland biomass occupies ~38% of the photo synthetically active land area of the African continent (~19.8 M km2) and encompasses more than 90% of its rural population living in 54 countries.

We must concentrate on the biomass of Africa that include forests and rangelands, but exclude deserts

A big, risky decision for small holder farmers is what type and how much fertilizer to apply to their crops. There is lot of uncertainty about how the crops will respond, with a risk that the farmers will even lose when they harvest and sell the produce. Testing the soil beforehand and knowing how plants will respond can play an important role in reducing this risk. But the high cost and lack of access to testing services have been major bottlenecks for farmers in developing countries.

Low-Cost Soil AnalysisNext Green Revolution

Similarly, planners in governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations who are working out what to supply to small holder farmers are also faced with large uncertainties on what types and combinations of inputs to supply and where, in relation to the local soils. For example, a number of agencies in Africa are designing fertilizer blending and liming programs and so need to know how strongly acid soils are and what soil micro nutrients may be limiting in different areas. Existing soil maps do not provide up-to-date information on specific soil properties that are needed to guide such decisions. Continue reading NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION 2



Combine the HUG with the Micro Credit available from LIVING WATER MICROFINANCE INC. and you have a winning combination. Farmers can borrow small sums of money for seed and land rental on a short term basis. They will have access to new fresh water and a low cost micro irrigation systems for their farms. Add fertilizer to the formula and you have three season/year of farming in Africa.



Stage 1   Mobile Health: Tele-health (for African Health Workers)
Stage 2   Micro Finance and Landlord Cooperative for Irrigation
Stage 3  Today’s Tall Trees Nursery: Carbon Tax Fund Resource
Stage 4   Irrigation in Remote Areas using  moving water energy.
Stage 5   Electricity in Remote Areas created from moving water. Continue reading AFRICA FERTILIZER 2