Almost 30 percent of the planet’s soil is degraded, now unable to support life.
And every year an area equivalent to half of the European Union (4.18 million km²) becomes less agriculturally productive. This is mainly due to industrial agricultural practices, such as over tilling, the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and compaction from heavy machinery.
Degraded soil means:
- less capacity to sequester carbon,
- more erosion,
- greater risk of wildfires due to dry land
- fewer nutrients to grow strong, healthy plants.
Regenerative Agriculture offers a potential solution. You can learn more about regenerative agriculture and the positive impact it can have on climate change in the movie Kiss the Ground. Learn how to watch it here and share the video with someone who needs to know and start a conversation.