Coalition of action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)

A proposal for a coalition for the soil was presented on 23 September at the UN’s Food Systems Summit 2021. What is it about?

CA4SH wants to “Establish  a  multi-stakeholder  coalition  to  facilitate  the adoption and scaling of restoration practices that improve soil health  in  productive  landscapes  through  investment  and policy action. Specifically, value-added proposition of CA4SH is to develop global coordinating and operating mechanisms and  processes  (including  tools  for  monitoring  outcomes across  different  scales)  to  guide  and  catalyze  public  and market-based private sector investments in soil health as a foundational and proactive response for addressing food and nutrition  security,  climate  change,  socioeconomic  returns and growth, productivity, and rural livelihoods), biodiversity, climate and nature.”

In particular: “Establishing CA4SH provides an  opportunity  to  enhance collaboration and galvanize a critical mass of members states, civil society, research institutions, UN agencies, development actors, and food and agriculture companies, and other key stakeholders to enhance collaboration amongst the multiple actors working on soil health issues to attract support from those interested in food and nutrition security, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable and equitable livelihoods, rural development, and other related issues.”

We believe that the SIP Forum should take part in the creation of CA4SH. We also believe that the Italian government should take the lead and become the driving force behind the Coalition. Will the current Minister for Ecological Transition realize its extreme importance?