Farmers are the stewards of our planet’s precious soil, one of the least understood and untapped defenses against climate change. Because of its massive potential to store carbon and foundational role in growing our food supply, soil makes farming a solution for both climate change and food security.
The threat to food security
Farming is capital-intensive and farmers are at the mercy of volatile global commodity markets, trade disputes, regulatory changes, weather, pests, and disease. Factor in climate change and you can include droughts, floods and temperature shifts.
We need to change how we grow our food because:
- climate change will increasingly impact farm yields
- how we farm can help mitigate climate change
- helping our farmers unlock the full potential of soil will help them meet growing food demands while remaining profitable
- restoring the carbon-holding potential of our soil combats climate change.