Goetheanum/Dornach, February 2017
Fertile soils help to counter climate change.
Not only do humus rich soils improve fertility they also sequester more carbon dioxide than those that are poor in humus.
Over 750 people from 36 countries attended the international conference on soil fertility that was organised by the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum from 1st to 4th February 2017. The connection between soil quality, climate and food security was clearly demonstrated. Soil with a higher humus content is able to hold and retain more water and carbon dioxide. A fertile soil therefore quite naturally contributes towards stabilising climate change and ensuring food security. "Under good management the fertility of the soil improves year by year" said Ueli Hurter, co-leader of the Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum, out of his own experience.
The welcome speech given by Prince Charles to the international conference on soil fertility.