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Exploring the potential of biochar to help farmers and the environment in India

Exploring the potential of biochar to help farmers and the environment in India

Rice paddy harvest in India (Bishnu Sarangi/Pixabay)
“We hope this research will realise the value of crop residues and result in better air quality, reduced degradation of soils, improved crop production and additional income to farmers”
Rice paddies in Kerala, India (Nandhu Kumar/Pixabay)

An international research team featuring scientists from the James Hutton Institute is exploring the potential of biochar - a carbon-rich type of charcoal - to address air pollution, climate change, food security and farmers’ incomes in India.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute