Soil is a precious and deteriorating commodity but securing funding for much-needed long-term research in the face of short-term funding cycles can be hard. During 2015, designated by the UN as the International Year of Soils, I worked with CIAT’s soil researchers in Africa to bring their research to life. This photo story was one of the results. Written and shot by me, it was first published on the CIAT blog on 14 August 2015. Click on the image below to see the full photo story.