Soils for Life is an Australian non-profit which aims to support a growing movement of farmers and rural leaders dedicated to farming in ways that improve soil and bring life back to the land.
Soil is one of the earth’s most important natural resources and is essential for healthy plant growth, food production and ecosystem services such as clean, plentiful water and air. Soils help regulate the earth’s climate and they store more carbon than all the world’s forests combined, making soil regeneration a key plank in efforts to combat climate change and increasing extremes of weather. Yet some Australian soils are degraded and are continuing to degrade through erosion and loss of soil function. This threatens not just farm productivity and proﬁtability, but also the nation’s food security, access to water and ecological health.
Soils for Life’s purpose is to support Australian farmers in regenerating soil and landscapes, to build natural and social capital, and transform food and fibre systems. It does this by:
- Sharing information to inform and enable soil and landscape regeneration
- Connecting farmers with the research they need to improve their soils and landscapes and to understand the economic, social and environmental benefits this presents
- Building farmer networks and creating peer support and learning opportunities to share the benefits and practices of improved soil health
- Fostering collaboration between farmers, scientists and decision makers
Macdoch Foundation supports the salary and administration costs of Soils For Life.
For more information, visit Soils For Life.