In this video, Dr. Jean Ekwe Dossa, Director of Soil Health and Agricultural Productivity at IFDC, discusses the importance of soil health for sustainable agriculture. He emphasizes that soil health is the ability of soil to support plant growth while maintaining environmental quality and providing safe food. Organic matter is a crucial aspect of soil health, as it provides water and nutrients to plants and contributes to plant development. Dr. Dossa also mentions the benefits of organic matter in detoxifying the environment and supporting beneficial microorganisms. To improve soil health, Dr. Dossa recommends the adoption of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), a farmer-based strategy that involves combining organic inputs and mineral fertilizers.
Watch in French here.