19-Sep-2017

NFF AND SOILS FOR LIFE: A NATURAL FIT

The new relationship between Soils for Life and the National Farmers’ Federation is a major step forward in extending the movement towards healthier soils, better water retention and higher productivity on the nation’s farms.

The National Advocate for Soils, former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, said Associate Membership of NFF represented a natural fit.

“Our work over the past few years has involved dedicated and often patient farmers who have proved that regenerating their soils and managing their water can produce outstanding results”, General Jeffery said.

“Our substantial and scientifically reviewed case studies (at www.soilsforlife.org.au) have illustrated that common sense measures – such as retaining consistent vegetation cover – can make a huge difference”.

“ Notwithstanding some outstanding farmers and very good science, current estimates indicate that we are losing around 50% of all rainwater. Australia’s former Chief Scientist, Professor Robin Batterham, also estimates that over two-thirds of soil carbon has been lost since European settlement”.

“We’re really looking forward to sharing our research with the leadership of the NFF and its members, and working closely with its commodity members to listen to their experiences, and offer our extensive understanding of regenerative practices”.


For more information, contact: Niree Creed, Media, Soils for Life: 0418625595


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