fertilisers and aggressive tilling techniques have burnt off the SOM and damaged the structure of the soil and its capacity to function properly, which has left us relying more and more on chemicals to maintain our food production. Organic fertilisers are a part of the process required to regenerate our soils.
Climate change, global warming and carbon footprints are key words that we hear more and more. Climate change threatens our very existence on this earth. A move towards integrating organic fertiliser use into our farming systems has a huge positive capacity to alleviate climate change by reducing our carbon footprint, sequestering carbon into our soils, and creating living soils that are more resilient to climate change and more productive.
In the last few years, the cost of manufacturing and shipping inorganic fertilisers around the world has risen substantially, and this cost is being borne by our farmers and governments.
This has created a positive shift in the economics of producing and using organic fertilisers. Many of the organic fertilisers available today are created from biproducts of animal farming or from organic waste products from households and industry. This goes a long way to reducing waste and environmental pollution and boosting a local circular economy.