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Academic to present paper at Cornell on the quality of soil
2009-04-01

Prof. Wijnand Swart, chairperson of the Centre for Plant Health Management (CePHMa) at the University of the Free State (UFS) will visit the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) in the United States of America next week. He is part of a delegation from the UFS that will be discussing potential institutional cooperation with the Cornell University. The topic of Prof. Swart's paper is “Soil quality: A South African perspective”. Prof. Swart will review certain unique aspects pertaining to South Africa's soil resources and land-use practices and how they relate to the challenges facing the country in terms of soil degradation, erosion, food production and poverty alleviation. He will also discuss various ways and means by which the South African government, and specifically the UFS, intends meeting these challenges.

Photo: Lacea Loader 
 Prof. Wijnand Swart

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