Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kulunda Steppe has gained increasing importance as the breadbasket of the Russian Federation.
Agriculture is characterized by large-scale intensive farming based on monocultures. Inappropriate land use and poor management on the steppe has led, in turn, to widespread degradation. One initiative taken was to test sustainable intensification using no-till and minimum tillage techniques.
The video was produced by WOCAT and Kulunda.