Online Session | Embrace the Earth - Soil Health as a Foundation to Sustainable Food Systems
On Friday 17 September, Rabobank, FMO and WBCSD are jointly hosting an online session that will aim to demonstrate collective commitments from stakeholders in the soils space and engage private sector, government and farmer organisations, NGOs and other key stakeholders to call for action and build a multi-stakeholder consensus on how to scale and accelerate global improvements in soil health.
Soil health is recognised as a critical enabler of food system transformation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, supporting climate adaptation and mitigation, soil productivity, food security, producer resilience, and biodiversity.
There is growing momentum from multiple stakeholders of the need for farmer capacity building, knowledge and technology transfer, critical investments and payment for eco-system services to support improving soil health. This momentum needs to be aligned with stronger science and standards, as well as government policies and farming practices to ensure scale and effectiveness. The UN Food Systems Summit provides a unique opportunity to bring all stakeholders together to agree on a common way forward.
Register via the link below to hear from an array of esteemed experts about the importance of healthy soil, as an enabler of sustainable food systems.
Soil Fertility Coalition
A group of Dutch soil experts with different backgrounds - development organisations, private sector and research - has started a collaborative effort in view of generating more synergy, implementation power, and more impact on the ground. This impact is expected to be in the domain of improved farming and food systems resilience. After a phase of exploration of general ideas and expectations, the coalition started planning joint work in June 2021.Learn more