Combating Desertification: New Technologies Offer a Solution

Combating Desertification: New Technologies Offer a Solution!

More than 20% of the earth’s good land is messed up already and we might only have about 60 harvests left to grow crops worldwide. The United Nations says that 12 million hectares of fertile land turn into desert every year.

Meaning, 2000 football fields of healthy soil turning into sand every single hour. And to make things worse, our global population is exploding, so we’ll need way more food in the next 40 years than the planet has produced in the last 500 years.

To address this issue of desertification, a company named Desert Control, has come up with an awesome solution. They’ve created this thing called Liquid Natural Clay (LNC) that can magically transform sand into fertile soil in just under 7 hours which previously use to take 7 to 12 years, so you can imagine how big of a deal this is. It’s totally game-changing and gives us hope that we can bring some green back to our planet.

Desert Control’s patented LNC process enriches the fertility capability in desert sand. A unique formulation of clay is processed into a liquid compound which will lower water usage and improve soil health in three steps:

Desert Control’s process is way less intrusive compared to other treatments and technologies out there. You don’t have to go through the hassle and expense of mechanically working tons of clay into the soil like other methods. In fact, you’d need a whopping 100kg of clay per m2 with a traditional treatment to get the same results that this company achieves with just 1kg of LNC per m2.

Desert Control has been working on this technology for 12 years, putting in a lot of time and effort to make it work. Many projects have been carried out all over the world in various types of sand and soil. Once the validation results were achieved in 2020, the focus switched to creating equipment for mass production of LNC.

Reference- Euro News, Desert Control website &PR, World Economic Forum, National Geographic