Sustainability Student Spotlight

Lyda Hok

About Lyda:


Pursuing his Ph.D!
Energy and Environmental Systems

Areas of Expertise:

Soil organic carbon dynamics, conservation agriculture

Why You Care?

Conservation agriculture constitutes the best tool to create sustainable agriculture by enhancing crop
productivity and soil quality and sequestering soil organic carbon. Intensive tillage practices on cropland
have been implemented for decades in Cambodia and often caused increased soil organic carbon depletion posing a serious
threat to sustained agricultural productivity and food security in the country.Thus, development and improvement of crop ration schemes under conservation agriculture in conjunction with a high input of crop residues in this research is crucial to restore soil resilience and to increase SOC sequestration which is the principle indicator of soil fertility, productivity and sustainability. The findings will provide a unique opportunity to introduce and spread these improved agricultural management practices countrywide to improve food security.

What sustainability means to you?

Sustainability is an ability or capacity of something to sustain or support itself without or less outside involvement over a period of time, and to minimize the negative impacts on earth.

Why do you think it’s important for Aggies to be sustainable?

The initiative of making Aggies sustainable and NC A&T campus the most eco-friendly contributes to the significant improvement and development to keep the NC A&T campus environment clean, green and healthy and it is also the most significant way to expose, educate and guide students to be a responsible individual and an effective leader in their environment, that makes NC A&T so great, not only for today, but also for future generations of Aggies.
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