95% of everything we eat comes directly or indirectly from the soil, yet soil is a finite resource that is being rapidly depleted. Healthy soils are fundamental for biosystem functioning, landscape regeneration and sustainable food and fibre production.
It takes 2000 years to produce just 10cm of fertile soil. We deplete that in just 2 years. On average we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil per year.
For the past 10,000 and particularly the past 100 years, we have drastically compromised soil health for yield and profitability;