Soil condition is a key measure of the long-term productive capacity of an agro-ecosystem. Both natural weathering and human management affect soil quality, and maintaining soil quality requires that soil degrading and soil-conserving processes be balanced. Fertilizer is the engine of agriculture, but its inefficient use creates greenhouse gases, algae blooms and contaminated drinking water. Nitrous oxide pollution from agriculture mainly comes from using inorganic nitrogen fertilizers and from improper storing of manures.
Lead Nepal promotes the need to reduce nitrous oxide emissions by ensure fertilizer use is efficient and nitrogen losses are minimized.
LEAD Nepal actively promoted and gave trainings and seminars on different methods of producing organic fertilizer, organic growth motivators and organic method of combating pests. Training on crop nutrient management, planning and soil analysis was given which is also part of the long-term productive capacity of agro-ecosystem.
Rodale Institute, Reversing Climate Change Achievable by Farming Organically, April 23 2014