Biochar for future food security: learning from experiences and identifying research priorities

Biochar for future food security: learning from experiences and identifying research priorities

Keiichi Hayashi

Biochar research started almost 20 years ago and there are already accumulated research outputs from various research groups from many areas, including improving soil health and plant productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are limited studies on the application of biochar in agriculture. Thus, there is a need to identify research gaps on technology development to maximize the potential of this promising agricultural material. The papers presented in this document cover a wide range of biochar research areas in Indonesia, which shows promising prospects for sustainable agricultural production and better livelihood. It is hoped that this limited proceedings will contribute to future agricultural research on technology development in Indonesia.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1607-7776
  • Pages: 78