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?