The Weston Family Foundation has announced $10 million in funding to help promote more adaptive and resilient agricultural lands in Canada.
Research shows that improving soil health on farmland is one of the largest and most immediate ways to improve biodiversity and mitigate climate change.
Healthy soil organic matter helps to improve water retention, supports carbon sequestration, and makes agro-ecosystems more resilient and better able to recover and adapt to environmental stresses such as drought and floods.
The $10 million in funding will be delivered as part of the Weston Family Soil Health Initiative over five years to eight agricultural and conservation organizations.
The groups are working to promote soil health, best management practices through incentivizing stewardship, and more.
Project details can be found here.