“We need greater recognition for agriculture”
Soil with a high humus content is the key for healthy plants and a high yield. But it’s also an ideal carbon pool and contributes to climate protection. Anyone who builds up humus should be financially rewarded in the opinion of Rolf Sommer of the WWF. He’s a soils expert and knows about the challenges for the agricultural industry –and what farmers will need to change in the fields in the future.
Humus stores enormous amounts of carbon. That is active climate protection! And farmers must be rewarded for this!
Farmers must be paid to produce good food without harming the environment.
About Dr. Rolf Sommer
Rolf Sommer heads the Agriculture and Land Use Change department at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), one of the world’s largest nature conservation organizations. Sommer has a doctorate in agricultural science and a degree in biology, and has dealt for the past two decades with sustainable agriculture and soil fertility. He has worked on international projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and written various publications, also on the topic of carbon storage in soils.