In 2017, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) recognized the importance of healthy soil when it awarded a $10 million grant over three years to the Soil Health Institute (SHI), the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and The Nature Conservancy to advance soil health science, research and education. Matched by foundations, leading companies, a commodity group, and others, this award represents a total investment of nearly $20 million—one of the largest private investments in soil health to date.
During the past three years, SHI, SHP and TNC formed a strong partnership, with each organization bringing their unique expertise to the table and leveraging one another’s strengths to effect positive change on U.S. farms. The generous support of FFAR and the matching funders enabled our collaboration to make tremendous strides, as evidenced by these key milestones:
You can learn more about the FFAR grant, our partner organizations, and the impact of these efforts at this website.