Because our lives are entirely dependent on the health of our soils, the Soil Not Oil Campaign demands the care and regeneration of soils worldwide. We emphasize that extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change, restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet. Furthermore, we recognize that rapidly accelerating human-caused climate change is an imminent threat to urgent action to halt the reckless and expanding fossil fuel industry, which pollutes the ecosystems we depend on and drives climate change, threatening to destabilize our biosphere on a global scale. The Soil Not Oil Campaign's call for integrated action on sustainable practices in all areas of human endeavor is essential to ensuring a safe and healthy world for generations to come.
"...Known as the soil health movement, it is a management philosophy centered around four simple principles: reduce or eliminate tillage, keep plant residues on the soil surface, keep living roots in the ground, and maximize diversity of plants and animals.
Some immensely successful farmers have ascended to celebrity status in the agricultural community preaching these principles. They are growing more food while drastically reducing their use of inputs like herbicides and fertilizers, which is the ultimate strategy for becoming more profitable.
Benefits on top of profitability include enhancing the health of ecosystems we depend on. The possibility of a win-win for farmers and the environment is a driving force for the movement..."
Soil Solutions conducted this video interview outside of Marrakech in the beautiful Ourika Valley at COP22 in November (note the snow capped mountains in the background). Women like Amina El Hajjami are addressing climate change by regenerating the healthy of their #soil using #regenerative, agroecological and organic techniques.
Warning! This is the worse bad film on agriculture, it suggests that humans couldn't survived 10,000 years before GMO's where invented and ignores all the environmental implications of monoculture, use of herbicides/pesticides and social & health problems associated to consumption of junk food.
Pure GMO propaganda! http://foodevolutionmovie.com/