Climate protection through humus

How does it work?

Who or what is positerra?

positerra is a community-oriented company that acts as an intermediary between companies and farmers.

Farmers are committed to building up humus in their fields, making their farms fit for the future.

The companies, in turn, support the farmers and financially reward their commitment to climate protection.

In this way, they also offset emissions that cannot be prevented. The companies will be informed by sustainability expert Dr. Advising Birgit Kröber. The goal is long-term partnerships in order to give the farmer a high degree of planning security for the change in his farming methods. The farmers are accompanied on this path by Dipl. agr. Christa Zeitlmann.

Humus build-up is supported by the cornerstones of regenerative agriculture

  • Year-round planting in all areas promotes water retention capacity, biodiversity and cooling of the region.

  • The surface rotting and deep loosening operations are suitable techniques for shallow, gentle processing.

  • The soil is fertilized invigoratingly.

  • The cultures are revitalized.

Of course, tree planting can also have a major climate effect. An optimal climate effect is given with all measures when biodiversity, i.e. the variety within the tree cultures and species is lived.

For a positive climate-relevant soil effect, the measures for soil health go hand in hand with the variety of trees
hand. However, what must not be forgotten when it comes to forests as a CO 2 storage medium – even more so than in agriculture – is the long-term nature. In agriculture, every spring begins a new diverse growing season that promotes climate effects and soil health.

Cutting down forests, on the other hand, not only destroys the CO 2 store, but also significantly disrupts life in the forest floor due to the lack of shade. This means that soil life comes to a standstill and CO 2 does not
more can be stored.

Are you interested in working for our climate?