An abundance of research shows that practices designed to improve soil health also reduce nutrient loss to waterways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration, increase drought resilience, enhance yield stability, increase biodiversity, enhance pollinator/wildlife habitat, and provide many other benefits. In short, soil health is the foundation for regenerative and sustainable agriculture. However, achieving these benefits at scale, requires providing the information our land managers need when deciding whether to adopt new management practices/systems. That is why the Soil Health Institute employs a comprehensive, strategic approach for advancing adoption of soil health systems, as described in the short video below.
Programs contributing to this strategy are described here.