Atle Idland: Turning Sand into Fertile Soil


As you’re listening to this episode, over 20% of the earth’s fertile land has already degraded. Deserts are spreading so fast that we may have 60 global harvests left. But about 15 years ago, an oil engineer from Norway figured out how to turn desert sand into fertile soil in less than seven hours — a process that until now had taken 7-12 years. Today, we hear from Atle Idland, General Manager of Desert Control, a start-up that came up with a solution that could revolutionise the global war against desertification. This podcast is by Expo Live, produced by Kerning Cultures Network.