A healthy soil is the backbone of resilient farming systems
But how do we deal with the fact that soils are degraded up to 60% around the world? Chemical, physical and biological are affecting elements. This makes cultivation vulnerable. What solutions do you have in mind?
Healthy soil is the foundation for a dynamic agricultural sector. Sufficient organic matter in the soil promotes the water buffering function of the ground. Good soil structure prevents run-off, limits the leaching of fertilizers ,the pollution of ground and surface water. Good micro-organisms in the soil ensure that the nutrients are well absorbed by the root system of plants.
New analytical methods for determining soil quality make targeted measurements of the soil possible. Near Infrared Spectroscopy is such a method that consists of a scan of sample which is dried and sieved. Our partner is able to analyse more than 20 parameters within 20 seconds. This cheap and reliable test provides the farmer with detailed report, including information on soil fertility, the physical characteristics and some biological indicators.
Sustainable solutions in response to the closing cycles are being devised. By recycling organic waste, agriculture can contribute to the circular economy. Carbon can be defined as the organic matter in the soil. So farmers contribute to reducing climate issues and they also lay the foundation for a resilient food system ....