Soil: the life beneath our feet

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See how Excellent Development supports farmers in drylands to protect soil.

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Terracing land and planting trees are two key activities that improve the health of soils and their biodiversity.
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Did you know?

In an area the size of a football field, soil organisms produce organic matter equivalent to the weight of 25 cars every year.

European Commission - Environment.

It's a fact!

In drylands, drought and desertification transforms 12 million hectares of land into new man-made deserts each year. This environmental damage can result in human disaster, as people's access to water and ability to grow food diminishes, forcing them to leave their homes in search of fertile land.

European Commission - Environment

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