Of agricultural soils are already degraded
Why Save Soil?
Save Soil is a global movement launched by Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.
Save Soil Message
The Save Soil movement is being initiated by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic and visionary.
Lack of organic content turns soil into sand, leading to:
In 20 years, 40% less food is expected to be produced for 9.3 billion people.
Poor soil leads to poor nutritional value. Today's fruits and vegetables already contain 90% fewer nutrients.
2 billion people suffer from nutritional deficiencies leading to multitude of diseases.
Depleted soils cannot absorb and regulate water flows.
Lack of water retention leads to water scarcity, droughts & floods.
Organic matter can hold up to 90% of its weight in water and release it slowly over time. This is a big help in drought-prone areas.
Loss Of Bio-Diversity
Scientists say that around 27000 species of life forms are becoming extinct every year due to loss of habitat.
The crisis has reached a point where 80% of the insect biomass has gone.
Loss of biodiversity further disrupts the soil habitat and prevents soil regeneration.
Carbon stored in soil is 3x that in living plants, and 2x that in the atmosphere, which means soil is crucial for carbon sequestration.
If the world's soils are not revitalized, they could release 850 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere contributing to climate change. This is more than all of humanity's emissions in the last 30 years combined.
Loss Of Livelihood
Thousands of farmers are committing suicide due to depletion in soil.
74% of the poor are directly affected by land degradation globally.
It is estimated that soil extinction is costing the world up to US$ 10.6 trillion every year.
Conflict And Migration
Population growth, and food and water scarcity could cause over 1 billion to migrate to other regions and countries by 2050.
Land issues have played a significant role in over 90% of major wars and conflicts in Africa since 1990.
From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring, high food prices have been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements.
Bring back at least 3-6% organic content in the soil
By bringing the land under shade from vegetation & enriching the soil through plant litter and animal waste.
Thriving, living soil is vital to life.
Soil healthneeds supportive policies in every nation
Policiesneed people's support
People's supportneeds awareness
Why are policies important?
Take the message to 3.5 Billion people,
60% of the world's electorate
A Journey to Save Soil
Sadhguru will be embarking on a journey to meet citizens, leaders and experts as a lone motorcyclist covering 30,000 km across 25 nations from the United Kingdom to India in 100 days.
Hear from supporting voices
Thousands of eminent people and organizations are uniting for this common goal to restore soil health.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace
Founder and CEO, Salesforce
Hon. Gaston Browne
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
Head, Nature for Climate Branch, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Dr. Rattan Lal
World Food Prize Awardee 2020
Actress and Producer
World Renowned Life and Business Strategist
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Singer & Songwriter
Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)
Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director General
The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Dr Johan Rockstrom
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Dr. Elaine Ingham
Award-winning Musician & Producer
Actor, Director, & Producer
What can I do?
Be the voice for soil!
Make the world talk about soil in whichever way you can