Solutions Through Soil
The global crises of climate change, increasing poverty, and losing biodiversity require solutions. Soils for the Future focuses on finding win-win-win solutions to land management problems.
We particularly address problems related to soils - the source of nutrients and water for plant production in agriculture, livestock production, biodiversity conservation, and human livelihoods.
A key indicator of soil health is the amount of its carbon-rich organic matter. We offer management solutions or analyses of data to help people change the way they use the land, whether through agricultural practices, grazing management, fire management, forestry or other activities, to improve soils and to achieve more carbon-rich soils.
Such soils hold more nutrients and water, and thereby improve the productivity and well-being of human communities. Better soils also helps ameliorate variation in climate, such as droughts and extreme rainfall events.
Increasing carbon in soils also removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and so helps mitigate impending climate change. Increasingly, industries seek to “offset” their excessive greenhouse gas emissions by buying credits earned by other enterprises that can reduce emissions and benefit people and wildlife. Carbon projects manage natural landscapes to generate carbon credits, which are bought by companies that voluntarily seek to reduce their carbon footprint. Projects can involve growing trees, protecting trees, altering soil management during agriculture, and altering fire and grazing of grasslands. We provide the technical services to assess potential, develop, and manage such projects.