SHI Teams with The Gadfly Project to Bring Novel Tool to Improve Drought Resilience in Agriculture

The Gadfly Project is proud to announce it has awarded a Q4 2021 in-kind climate grant to the Soil Health Institute to develop an application called the Drought Resilience Calculator. This free, web-based decision support tool will enable growers, advisors, consultants, and other agricultural stakeholders to calculate how much more water their soil can store by increasing the carbon in it. This application is based on a novel algorithm developed by the Soil Health Institute and is planned to be released in June 2022.

About The Gadfly Project

The Gadfly Project‘s actions are guided by values. We believe in the importance of a sustainable future and environmental responsibility. Through technology, we are dedicated to protecting the environment and our people. We are steadfast in the belief that we can combat global climate change while simultaneously encouraging job growth. As technological advances are made daily, it becomes more and more apparent that technology can and will be a vital instrument for saving our planet. Our organization is committed to being a part of that movement. We are making available in-kind grants for organizations seeking to implement a software initiative in the fields of environmental protection and climate change mitigation. This grant is available to organizations both international and domestic with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability. The project should be used to either benefit the environment or advance the organization’s capacity to do so.

About the Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. We bring together leaders in soil health science and the industry to help farmers, ranchers, and landowners adopt soil health systems that build drought resilience, stabilize yield, and benefit their bottom line. The Institute’s team of scientists, holding doctorates in various soil science and related disciplines, has developed highly effective soil health targets and standardized measurements to quantify progress at achieving regenerative and sustainable agricultural systems, and leads the cutting-edge fields of carbon sequestration and decoding the soil microbiome. Healthy soils are the foundation for rejuvenating our land. Together, we can create a secure future for all, mitigate the effects of climate change, and help agriculture and organizations meet production and environmental goals at scale. Visit Soil Health Institute to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook