Our soils are one of our most precious yet underestimated resources. We rely on them:
- for food and water – the UN estimates that 95% of our food stems from them
- to preserve our ecosystems – the GIS Sol estimates that 1/4 of the world biodiversity resides within our soils
- to fight against climate change: 1500 billion tons of organic carbon are stored into our soils which is 2 to 3 times more than in the atmosphere
Preserving them while ensuring sufficient productivity to feed the growing world population is a challenge we need to tackle. Organic fertilizers such as the frass – insects droppings – can be part of the solution by both boosting both soils agronomic performance and microbial activities.