Healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture and a crucial ally in addressing the effects of climate change. Initiatives like ‘4 per 1000’ are leading the charge in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and improving carbon sequestration. This is why on June 9th, 2023, ‘4 per 1000’ is hosting its 3rd Soil Innovation Day which will unite global experts and stakeholders in a virtual fair to celebrate innovative soil management approaches for food security and climate solutions.
This year’s Soil Innovation Day Virtual Fair will offer an exceptional opportunity to explore the latest breakthroughs, technologies, and projects in soil health and carbon sequestration. Professionals and enthusiasts alike can engage in interactive discussions, share knowledge, and network to create a more resilient and sustainable future. Shumei, a member of the 4 per 1000 network, will be hosting a virtual stand featuring the Shumei Natural Agriculture Yatesbury Farm.
The Shumei Natural Agriculture Yatesbury Farm, managed by Shinya Imahashi, demonstrates the impact of Natural Agriculture on soil health. One distinctive practice is continuous cropping, which entails planting the same crop in the same field year after year, which allows the soil to learn and optimize the growth of specific plants. Our stand will showcase the results of a series of soil health tests on its fields. Even with continuous cropping, the Shumei Natural Agriculture Yatesbury Farm serves as a powerful example of how Natural Agriculture can enhance soil fertility, health, and resilience and the power of the soil to regenerate. Visit our Soil Innovation virtual stand here.
The 4 per 1000 Soil Innovation Day program features presentations from scientists, farmers, policymakers, and industry leaders along with a virtual exchange of knowledge to foster interdisciplinary discussions and inspire joint initiatives to promote holistic soil management practices. The virtual fair is a platform for education and awareness, offering educational sessions, training workshops, and interactive exhibits. Participants gain valuable knowledge and tools for sustainable soil management, from resources for schools to capacity-building programs for farmers. The event highlights the significance of soil education in creating a resilient future.
Join us today (June 9th) for 4 per 1000 Soil Innovation Day. Together, we can cultivate healthy soils that support sustainable agriculture and contribute to mitigating climate change.