In the newest episode in our Liming saga, farmers have taken initiative to grow the cover crops after harvest rather than before, as originally advised. ICRAF went to find out why and came with new recommendations for the late sowing of cover crops. Farmers also got a chance to voice their concerns about their participation in the Seeds of Beauty programme.
Sander Van de Moortel
After obtaining his master's degree in linguistics and, later, journalism, Sander Van de Moortel chose to leave his native Belgium for more adventurous lands. After a stint as a product manager for a German IT firm, he landed in China in 2011 after taking a wrong turn on a bike trip through Viet Nam. Comfortably trapped in Yunnan by his linguistic ambitions and his somewhat complicated relationship with China, Van de Moortel has been responsible for communications at the World Agroforestry Centre's East and Central Asia office, and is now assisting the communications unit in the Southeast Asia office. His research is almost exclusively focussed on exploring Southeast Asia's colourful patchwork by bicycle.