Climate Farmer Initiative

Responsibility that pays

Essentially, humus-rich fields promote natural soil health and yield potential. In view of climate change, crop cultivation will need to rely more heavily on soil in the future. Increased dry spells, extreme weather, heavy rainfall, resistances and limited availability of chemical crop care products are all challenges we face today, and resilient soils are the solution.

Meanwhile, the application of mineral fertilisers is restricted ever further due to statutory regulations such as the Germany Fertiliser Application Ordinance (DüV). Grants are closely linked to climate-friendly modes of operation. Soil regeneration, humus tendency, sustainability in cultivation systems and biodiversity enhancement in fields all play a key role.

Within the context of our Climate Farmer Initiative (CFI), we at FarmFacts offer future-focused project partnerships within the region. The aim is to reward environmental services within agriculture. CFI Climate Pacts are organised regionally and are accompanied by a mark of recognition (Climate Farmer logo) for use by all participants, and defined by a standardised, recognised (audited) process. Pacts enable communities and community associations, businesses and citizens, or even institutes and organisations, to reward farmers who commit to using certain cultivation systems on their fields. Farmers are supported financially via sponsorships for the extra costs associated with changing their farming methods.   

Their fields are cultivated in a way that boosts the humus content of the soil and promotes biodiversity. Besides the agricultural benefits, managing humus well is also a good way of protecting the climate.