Biochar as A Circular Solution for Sustainable Agriculture and Poverty Reduction

Series: ADB Data Room: Circular Economy

Biochar as A Circular Solution for Sustainable Agriculture and Poverty Reduction

07 June 2022

Asia is home to an estimated 350 million smallholder farmers, who produce around 80% of the food consumed in the region. The impacts of climate change on soil quality and productivity, exacerbated by a growing fertilizer shortage, threaten the region's food security and smallholder farmers' livelihoods. 

Heloise Buckland, CEO and Co-Founder of HUSK, took a closer look at the challenges presented to Asia’s smallholder farmers and presented a circular economy solution that promotes soil regeneration and climate resilience through the benefits of biochar products derived from rice husks.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
07 Jun 2022 Presentation HUSK: Building Soil, Sinking Carbon, Improving Lives
Heloise Buckland, CEO and Co-Founder of HUSK, discussed the challenges faced by Asia’s smallholder farmers and presented a circular economy solution that...
Heloise Buckland

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