Humus-rich soils stores vast quantities of carbon and allows wildlife and crops flourish
The vast loss of fertile soil across the world has been driven by unsustainable agriculture, heavy use of pesticides, pollution and climate changes, to name a few. In Germany, the area of more than 100 football pitches is degraded every single day. The quality and amount of humus in the earth play a fundamental role in the local ecosystem, groundwater quality, food production and for local biodiversity.
wird durch nährstoffreiche Böden gestärkt
über die natürliche Fruchtbarkeit wird unter Landwirten geteilt
durch die von humusreichen Böden geförderte natürliche Filterung von Schadstoffen
are developed according to the local context to tackle climate change
da die Erde natürlich produktiver ist
werden im Jahresdurchschnitt in der Humusschicht sequestriert
15. Life on land
This project restores humus layers on agricultural land in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This increases the potential of the soil to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere. The soil becomes more fertile and resilient to extreme weather fluctuations. The humus build-up in each location is regularly measured and documented, tracking the progress constantly.
By restoring the humus layers, the soil can absorb and sequester large amounts of carbon, thus directly tackling climate change. Healthy humus-rich soil helps to maintain a balanced and thriving ecosystem and the fertile soil becomes a rich habitat for insects and wildlife. The high nutrient content means crops thrive, ensuring higher yields and resilience, and significantly reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers.