Conservation Agriculture

Avoiding the Crash: The Importance of Soil Organic Matter

In 2005 Alexandra Bot and Jose Benites of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) published a detailed and insightful Soils Bulletin entitled “The Importance of Soil Organic Matter: Key to drought resistant soil and sustained food production.”  The study goes into great detail defining soil organic matter (“SOM”) and outlining its importance as the sine qua non of healthy agro-ecosystems.