Perspectives Volume 40, Number 1 - Page 26

PARTINGSHOT Healthy soil is the foundation for a nutritious world. To celebrate this essential component of our food system, IFDC hosted the #ShowUsYourDirt photo contest in recognition of the International Year of Soils. Participants were asked to share photos depicting the soil in their area or photos that demonstrate proper soil management practices. The winner of the contest is the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Lab and Quest Agriculture Ltd. Above, a technician collects soil samples from a vegetable patch to test for pH. Quest Agriculture’s INTENSE innovation involves on-site soil testing and customized fertilizer recommendations for improved productivity and environmental sustainability. Photo courtesy of Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Lab/Quest Agriculture Ltd. 26