Healthy Soils Are Fundamental for Restoring Our Earth
Your gift to the Soil Health Institute supports the adoption of regenerative soil health systems that store carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality, increase farm profitability, build drought resilience, increase nutrient availability, provide pollinator habitat, and suppress many plant diseases.
Together, in partnership with hundreds of organizations, the Soil Health Institute is addressing the needs of farmers, ranchers, conservationists, policymakers, and society by Enriching Soil, Enhancing Life.
Our strategy for achieving these benefits is described in this 5-minute video:
The Case for Change
By 2050, our agricultural systems will need to support 9.8 billion people, that’s 2 billion more than today.
In the last century, many of our agricultural soils have lost 40-60% of the basic building block that makes them productive – organic carbon.
Drought is expected to increase from impacting 1% of the world’s arable land to over 30% by the end of the century due to climate change.
We are at a critical juncture in human history where we must address these challenges
by transforming agriculture, and soil health is the framework to do just that.