Healthy Soils

    Land is the greatest asset for farmers, and it is founded on healthy soil.

    Degraded soil affects nearly one third of the Earth's land area, impacted in part by poor management practices, population pressures on the land and use of expensive chemical fertilisers and labour-intensive organic nutrients. This results in enormous costs environmentally, and economically to the farmers.

    Measuring Progress

    Our goal is to protect and restore degraded soil. Our primary efforts are focused on supporting and educating smallholder farmers in better land management and farming practices. Over the year our business has delivered education and training to almost 295,000 farmers on best soil practices.

    Initiatives Supporting Healthy Soils

    A Blend of Work

    Blending coffee with agroforestry for prosperous farmers and living landscapes.

    Pairing Coffee with Lemongrass

    The rich mix of volcanic soil of the Isale region in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and plentiful moisture fed through from the Great Lakes, provides fertile ground for happy, healthy coffee trees.

    Closing the Nutrient Loop

    Old coffee trees have been given a second life through repurposing them as compost to grow new ones.

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