Humus - Lifesaving soil…
Aligning ecology and agriculture is the aim of our HUMUS+Program, in which around 400 farmers throughout Austria and Slovenia are taking part. 5000 hectares of arable land are already beeing cultivated sustainably while at the same time numerous tons of climate-damaging CO₂ are removed from the atmosphere and stored in the soil as humus.
"It is the soil, our basis of life - it is the protection of our nutrition, it includes the topic of food sovereignty and is an important cornerstone in terms of climate protection and species protection."
„Agricultural and forest soils are one of the largest carbon sinks. If the humus content in the soil were brought closer to the natural humus content, immense amounts of CO2 could be stored.“
„Humus build-up is the only way to bind large amounts of CO2 [in the soil]. The HUMUS+program of the Ökoregion Kaindorf is a tried and tested model that is unique in Europe. Farmers are becoming climate protectors.“