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Naturland

Welcome to Naturland

Naturland farmers and processors have been ground-breaking global pioneers for over 30 years. The world’s first ever conversion to organic agriculture of tea gardens in Sri Lanka and India in the 1980s was the prelude to our successful work on an international scale. Currently 65,000 farmers in 58 countries manage an area of some 440,000 hectares according to the Naturland standards. To Naturland, organic agriculture means combining tradition with modern practices and experience with the courage to adopt new approaches.
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Erde 250 iStock 000010068472SmallHealthy soils are the key to food security. They protect our climate and water and are the habitat of one quarter of our planet’s biodiversity. Their significance is to be spotlighted in 2015 by the UNO which has declared it the International Year of Soils. Since preservation of the soil, a resource essential to life itself, has always been the core principle of organic agriculture, professional specialists of Naturland offer regular training to become a “soil practician”. In 2015, the Naturland farmers will again be given opportunities to refresh and extend their knowledge about the soil and how best to care for it. The kick-off starts at the International Green Week in Berlin in January at the Naturland activities area where everything centres on the topic of soil.

The fact that fertile soil is in limited supply whilst being a crucial factor in the battle against hunger, species loss and climate change is gradually dawning on public consciousness. In order to raise global awareness of the necessity to conserve the soil, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared 2015 International Year of Soils. Our soil, a reservoir of carbon, nutrients and moisture, is under threat: every year we lose about 6 million hectares of fertile arable land due to improper agricultural use, contamination with pollutants and by it being built on. Demand for fertile soil is increasing in the same measure as it is being lost: population growth is leading to increased demand for food and renewable resources.