World Population Day: Equitable food distribution lies in the quality of our soils

The global population count is fast approaching 8 billion people. That is a huge number to sustain, given that we are consuming the Earth’s natural resources at an alarming rate. 


World Population Day occurs on 11 July every year and seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. While it is clear that the focus remains on addressing the pandemic and accessing medical resources, food production and distribution will always be near the top of the list of population issues.


When we talk about access to food, an important aspect that impacts food production and equitable distribution is soil quality. Better soil quality, better food production, higher crop yield, and less water is required to grow and maintain food crops.


At BiobiN we talk a lot about soil quality, and our way to ensure that the agricultural sector retains the health of soil, is through the use of high-grade organic compost. When soil health is maintained through the use of organic compost, it improves water retention, nutrient load, and carbon content, the essential elements for crop growth.


Luckily with the high volumes of organic and food waste produced within various commercial sectors, there is no short supply of input organic waste that can be converted into high-grade compost.


The onus is now on the commercial sectors (retail and hospitality specifically) to use on-site composting units, like the BiobiN, to ensure a steady stream of compost for the agricultural sector.


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