Years of intensive agriculture have damaged the soil through erosion and overuse of fertilisers and pesticides. Climate Change and growing populations mean that our soils are under more pressure than ever before. Research says up to 40% of the land on Earth is now degraded, worsening the effects of climate change and causing hunger and poverty.
Poor soil health means lesser nutrients in our food which leads to lower immunity, higher incidences of illness and higher need for medicines and pressure on health care systems.
The first step to a better soil health is a scientific soil health test. The existing infrastructure for testing of soil is inadequate and does not offer the desired level of accuracy. Our goal is to set up soil health centers across India for providing scientific soil tests while developing village level entrepreneurs.