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Intensive agricultural practices can lead to soil erosion and contamination, as well as nutrient depletion. These challenges threaten the long-term viability of agricultural systems and lead to sedimentation and pollution of freshwater and marine environments. Soils with high levels of organic matter are not only more productive, but also have improved water infiltration, decreased evaporation rates and increased water retention capacity. The loss of topsoil can carry sediment, as well as many pollutants, into receiving waters, impacting water quality downstream. The economic and environmental impacts of cropland erosion are primary concerns of public and private sector actors. There are a variety of strategies for avoiding soil erosion and degradation including no-till farming, restoring riparian buffer zones, and adopting Integrated Pest Management solutions to avoid overuse of pesticides. Many find these strategies are most efficient and transformative when implemented in the context of collective action.

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Organizations in Soil Erosion and Health


The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s ... Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. We provide viable, ... Learn More

Utilising the natural resource that is sub seabed water and capitalising on the naturally filtered qualities to provide sustainable affordable upstream utilities Learn More

Unilever's purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace Learn More

Preparing for and adapting to new climate realities will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the considerable environmental, social, and economic value at stake due to worsening water stress and climate change, the private sector ... Learn More

The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1945, to serve the area of Benton County, IA. Benton SWCD is governed by five elected commissioners, each located in a different township within the district area. Benton ... Learn More

Application of IoT on Hydro-Geophysics in conjunction with Water Divining in Study/Exploration of Water Resources, their Exploitation & Management. It is the combination of Remote Sensing, Big Data Resources Processing, Instrumentation, Real-time Data Collection from a larger or regional network ... Learn More

To support sustainable improvement in the livelihood situations of men, women, girls and boys in the communities of Sierra Leone through participatory empowerment interventions. Learn More

Established in 1993, Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR) has, over the years, entered diverse sectors and grown institutionally and geographically. It is one of the premier NGOs tackling water scarcity, rural poverty, and food insecurity in the dry lands of India ... Learn More

Aequator Groen &amp; Ruimte is an independent knowledge and consultancy agency in the field of soil, water, nature and agriculture. With our implementation power, innovations, training and research for sustainable land use, we contribute to future-proof management and use of ... Learn More

Hvelv aims at tackling global impact problems, in connecting sustainability with innovation. To make it happen Hvelv aims at 2 things: 1. Federating human being in engaging, promoting and acting towards good causes such as climate change (reforestation, carbon offset, ... Learn More

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a partnership of some of the world’s leaders in sustainable water resource management, bringing together businesses, multilateral agencies, governments, civil society and communities to drive consensus-based actions on shared water risk. At the ... Learn More

A grassroot organization, to raise awereness and funding for : Civil Society, Social Development, Health; Education/Skill Training for Girls, Disabled children, Youth and Women; Food Security and Environment; Learn More

To promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural status of the poor and ultra poor people through undertaking multifaceted sustainable development intervention and organize the people to demand their rights and good governance Learn More

Queremos devolverle su esencia a nuestro planeta. Desarrollando tecnologías eficientes para el tratamiento y valorización de residuos líquidos, remediamos suelos y recuperamos recursos naturales. Learn More

Целью проекта « Aqua wave » является обеспечение мировых стран пресной водой за счет экологически чистой возобновляемой энергии морских волн и течений волновыми станциями конструкции. Реализация проекта позволит создать производственный комплекс, который обеспечит постоянное развитие строительства в прибрежных акваториях различных ... Learn More

For the last one and half decades, UDYAMA has demonstrated few evidence based initiatives working directly with community and engaging partner NGOs in coastal, tribal areas and carved out good learning on community resilience process and environmental richness. Learning–Linking- Livelihoods ... Learn More

CDVTA is a registered development NGO that cares about a society where All Generations work together for people in need while improving solidarity and impacting rural communities. In our work, everyone matters in this environment, especially disadvantaged people living in ... Learn More

HYDROC is an association of independent consultants, -scientists and -engineers, providing water-related services through a network of national and international experts. Our concept uses the synergies of our combined expertise for the successful implementation of a variety of projects. Our ... Learn More

Agrícola Chapi SA produces and distributes agricultural products. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Ica, Peru. Learn More

The São Paulo Water Fund, created in 2007, is proving that green infrastructure is key to improving gray infrastructure efficiency and unlocking nature’s power to produce and regulate water. Green and grey infrastructure are a needed combination to meet our ... Learn More

Amigos de Los Rios is a 503(c)3 Legacy Design &amp; Build firm that has been working on a landscape-scale conservation effort entitled - "The Emerald Necklace Vision for Los Angeles County," since its inception in 2003. This Vision, adapted from ... Learn More

To clean and protect the River Dodder and its tributaries, improve facilities, biodiversity and sustainable development along its length, engage all community stakeholders to enjoy its rich heritage (natural, cultural and built heritage), and fulfil the potential of this fabulous ... Learn More

To develop and provide innovative solutions, training and consultancy services with applied research in irrigation and water resources, greenhouse farming, sustainable agriculture practices, aquaculture, climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. we seek to work with farmers, develop rural programs, youths, ... Learn More

I’m founding members of INCLUZIVE Africa a NGO base in Mali and working for supporting inclusive access in basic social needs in rural communities, water, education, technology , finance and goods . We a project #kayes1Millionsdarbres #Kayes1MillionsTrees Learn More

We are family of four young graduates that would like to venture into the GREEN SCHEME currently taking place in Namibia.we have all studied abroad and built connections that can help us greatly in our journey.Nelao and brothers would be ... Learn More

Ag Innovations is founded on the power of collaboration. We imagine, design, and convene powerful collaboratives that quickly develop the vision, strategies, and implementation plan to drive change. We focus on the food system and the human and natural resources ... Learn More

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, ... Learn More

Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, ... Learn More

• Nestlé’s ambition is to enhance people’s lives through nutrition, health and wellness. We offer healthier and tastier food and beverage choices at all stages of life and at all times of the day. Based on science and Research and ... Learn More

Elmoustkbal online newspaper: Our main slogan since we first published is "Independence is our source of power "..Since it was first published till now “Elmoustkbal newspaper” has taken this slogan “Independence is our source of power” to express the approach ... Learn More

At BSR, our mission is clear: We work with business to create a just and sustainable world. BSR works with its global network of nearly 300 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, ... Learn More

The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state collaboration designed to enhance connectivity across regional and state water projects, develop and carry out integrated outreach and education efforts, and coordinate projects with measurable short and long-term environmental and social ... Learn More

In 2013, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) established the Iowa Water Quality Inititative (WQI) to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). Learn More

The Alliance Nationale des Consommateurs et de l'Environnement (ANCE-Togo) was created on August 21, 1999 by the initiative of some organizations concerned about the damages caused to the economy, environment, society and the desire to promote sustainable development in Togo. ... Learn More

Our Company: As a leader in specialty coffee, coffeemakers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain is recognized for our award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our Company has inspired consumer passion for our products by ... Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their ... Learn More

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development ... Learn More

The Indiana Conservation Partnership is comprised of eight Indiana agencies and organizations who share a common goal of promoting conservation. To that end, the mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial and educational assistance needed to ... Learn More

Environmental Service Company Consulting, Engineering, Digitalization, Management, Integration Learn More

The mission of SERA-46 is to promote effective implementation of science-based approaches to nutrient management/conservation that reduce nutrient losses to the environment. Our primary goals are to 1) Establish and strengthen relationships that can serve the missions of multiple organizations ... Learn More

Mission Protect and enhance Kentucky’s environment to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians. Vision The Department for Environmental Protection envisions a healthy and productive commonwealth with balanced stewardship of the land, air and water where future generations enjoy ... Learn More

Tongaat Hulett is an agriculture and agri-processing business, focusing on the complementary feedstocks of sugarcane and maize. Agriculture and agri-processing is a fundamental element of socio-economic development in Africa - particularly in the development of rural communities, farming activities, food ... Learn More

20 Faith-based institutional investors, interested in water issues, shareholder engagements. Concentrate on Midwest USA companies, many of whom have global connections. Active members of Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, ICCR, in NYC. Learn More

MITTRA is an associate organisation of BAIF development Research Foundatoin, Pune. It has reach in 24 dsitrcts of Maharashtra. Core areas are water related watershed and water resources management in rural areas, tree based farming, livestock development, women empowerment and ... Learn More

Foundation for Ecological Security works towards the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources, in the uplands and other eco-fragile, degraded and marginalised zones of the country and to set in place the processes of coordinated human effort ... Learn More

The Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, led by Black Hawk SWCD, targets both the Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050905) and the Headwaters Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050904), two of Black Hawk County's most intensely farmed watersheds. Taken together, these ... Learn More

The Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic is a highly qualified Advanced Technological Centre (ATC) that is an international leader in diverse technological areas and is a recognised authority in both scientific and industrial fields. Its mission is to improve and increase ... Learn More

Nanochemistry for the solution of mixed agriculture problems and improvement of environmental state influence of nanosilica on the water phase transitions in hygroscopic systems----investigation of nanosilica and yeast cells based composite for soil and water waste treatment---environmentally friendly nanocomposite systems ... Learn More

Projects in Soil Erosion and Health


The goal of the Yampa River Fund is to establish a sustainable, voluntary funding source for the Yampa River in order to: • Enhance water security for communities, agriculture, the economy, and the natural environment in the Yampa Valley; • ... Learn More

The goal of the project is to improve forest conditions to protect nature, to safeguard communities, and to secure vital water supplies. Learn More

The Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project is largely funded by the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and is an effort to educate farmers about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and to assist them with implementing these practices on their fields. The ... Learn More

FIJI Water has also been working with Conservation International on a large-scale reforestation project in Fiji to restore a total of 2,800 acres of degraded grasslands on the island of Viti Levu. Aside from long-term environmental benefits, this project will ... Learn More

Concha y Toro offers its providers technical support in vineyard management best practice, including water management. Additionally, we work with the Chilean Wine Sustainability Code and our long term suppliers; this code requires suppliers to implement water management plans, irrigation ... Learn More

Reforestation and Management of Niger Basin source in Faranah, Guinea. That river from Faranah, Guinea /Conakry run through four- West African Countries: .Mali, Niger,Benin and Nigeria. That source need a conservation, a reforestation /soil restoration, protectio, public awareness /education, monitoring, ... Learn More

To help provide Clean Drinking Water to Rurals Communities within littoral of Atlantic Ocean region of Basse Guinea, also a protection of mangrove to improve their development.Project ResultsLocal peoples without clean drinking water, instead a salted one. Healthy communities with ... Learn More

The Soil &amp; Water Outcomes Fund offers a new market-based solution to soil and water stewardship. The Fund is an investment vehicle that provides financial incentives to farmers for the implementation of agricultural best management practices that generate beneficial environmental ... Learn More

HVELV is a concept that intends to act towards a better world to live in. The key objectives are 1) finding a crowd of PEOPLE willing to do GOOD FOR the WORLD (sign in to community on facebook @hvelv) 2) ... Learn More

Conservación de especies nativas de la costa del Perú Valoración del patrimonio natural del país Sensibilización ambiental Project Results Se utilizan plantas nativas en reemplazo de especies introducidas en areas verdes en la comunidad Se da valor a las plantas ... Learn More

Huertos orgánicos – generar una fuente de alimentos saludables en la comunidad educativa, elementos pedagógicos para mejorar la educación y conciencia ambiental Reciclaje – disminuir la generación de residuos solidos mediante el manejo productivo de residuos sólidos. Compostaje – disminución ... Learn More

Public Volunteer mobilization Event to Clean the River and Tributaries from Source to Sea at all points along it length.Project ResultsPublic Volunteer mobilization to Clean the River and Tributaries from Source to Sea at all points along it length. Large ... Learn More

EA SusWatch implemented the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project that sought to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) and implementation of the East African Climate Change Policy (EACCP, ... Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Restore 100% of the consumptive water use back to the Mississippi River DeltaProject ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized plant water use Water stewardship: AWS ... Learn More

-To introduce and establish a new way of growing fruits and vegetables in Namibia -Use new technology to produce high quality products all year round via climate control equiptment -Distribute across the country for lower prices -create employment for the ... Learn More

JBS promotes good practices for a sustainable agricultural and livestock for farmers, through the New Field Program (Programa Novo Campo), aiming to increase farmers production through the conservation of soil and water. The associated risk with grain purchase (animal feed ... Learn More

HEINEKEN Spain’s four breweries are all located in water-stressed areas. It’s an issue that’s becoming increasingly urgent in southern Spain where a large part of the region is threatened by climate change, desertification and unsustainable land use – impacting on ... Learn More

Reliable water supplies are critical to industry, agriculture, cities and the natural environment. Because of these multiple dependencies within a region or watershed, water risks cannot be completely managed within individual facility footprints. Water users benefit from knowing how others ... Learn More

Farming for the future is a Woolworths developed sustainable farming methodology that focuses on soil health, water efficiency and waste water management, amongst others. The program includes some farmers in the Orange-Senqu catchment, as well as in the Breede and ... Learn More

In partnership with Sand County Foundation, MillerCoors is the principal corporate sponsor of the first demonstration site for Water As A Crop™ on the Trinity River in Texas, which supplies water for MillerCoors’ Fort Worth brewer. The Trinity River basin ... Learn More

Starbucks and Conservation International began an assessment of the water component of the Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices program in 2008, focused on 2 stages in the coffee value chain: cultivating, growing and harvesting coffee using methods that avoid ... Learn More

MillerCoors is a primary sponsor of the Water As A Crop™ pilot project aimed at to implementing conservation practices on private lands along the Trinity River. The Trinity River watershed supplies 40 percent of water used in the state of ... Learn More

Keurig Green Mountain funds this program, called "Blue Harvest," to restore and manage water resources in coffee-producing areas of Central America. Blue Harvest is a three-year program coordinated by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The premise of this program is that, ... Learn More

In collaboration with the federal program MasAgro and industry association Centros Impulsor, among others, AB InBev is advancing the use of nitrogen sensors in the Bajio region to improve nitrogen use efficiency. This initiative builds on years of research and ... Learn More

This project is located in the rain fed Altiplano and irrigated Bajio regions, where AB InBev is collaborating with the development bank FIRA, Centros Impulsor and others to promote best conservation agriculture practices for barley and other crop production. In ... Learn More

Spain is the second largest producer of strawberries worldwide, and about seventy percent of Spanish strawberries are grown in the Doñana region. Unfortunately, the recent growth of strawberry production in this province has put a great strain on the quantity ... Learn More

The Indiana Conservation Partnership is comprised of eight Indiana agencies and organizations who share a common goal of promoting conservation. To that end, the mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial and educational assistance needed to ... Learn More

A pilot project implemented in (2012 -15) in the districts of Kamwenge and Ibanda, Western Uganda, by RAIN foundation, Wetlands International and a local NGO called JESE. The project is aimed at creating an understanding on how wetland restoration and ... Learn More

Conventionally, farmers across Pakistan cultivate rice by sowing seeds within nurseries, and then transplanting the seedlings into the puddled soil of the paddy fields. However, this approach requires large amounts of water, as well as labour and fuel. Also, in ... Learn More

Nestlé promotes comprehensive guidelines on water conservation to its Farmer Connect network in Vietnam, through its Nescafé Better Farming Practices developed with the NGO Rainforest Alliance.Working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the company helped to spread water-saving ... Learn More

SABMiller India has started several programmes to reduce ground water consumption in the region by 25% on an average over the last two years. The pilot project builds a strong case for participatory water resources management in partnership with agricultural ... Learn More

Reducing the impacts of agriculture on ecological functions in the Chi River sub-basin of the Mekong River Delta, this project is improving management of wetlands and watersheds, focusing on the production and use of organic fertilizer on sugarcane, cassava, and ... Learn More

Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have led to increased water scarcity in the region. As in many other Andean ... Learn More

The Baroro River Watershed is 19,063 hectares and is the main source of water for both irrigation and domestic consumption in several municipalities. To sustain its productive capacity in providing water and other land services, as well as to prevent ... Learn More

The present project is located in the district of Goubi, a farming zone (100% of the population) in the North of Togo. In this zone there are more than 4500 market gardeners, among which more than 2200 female growers. Market ... Learn More

This program intends to promote sustainable methods of production in Togo and in particular organic cotton. The cotton will be produced without the use of synthetic insecticides or fertilizers. Soil fertility management is then based on crop rotation system (mulch, ... Learn More

The Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, led by Black Hawk SWCD, targets both the Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050905) and the Headwaters Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050904), two of Black Hawk County's most intensely farmed watersheds. Taken together, these ... Learn More

Clean Drinking water for all GuineansProject ResultsClean Drinking water for rural Guineans, for health and strong communities Learn More

The three-year Madhu Shree initiative was conceptualised and designed by the three parties with three core objectives: Enhancing farm productivity by adopting a sustainable package of best agronomy practices, promoting water-use efficiency in sugarcane cultivation, promoting the rural economy The ... Learn More

The Sixaola-Teribe River Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism whose main objective is to develop a biodiversity, soil and water resource conservation program for these basins through integrated basin management. Project ResultsThis Fund will benefit directly nearly 200,000 ... Learn More

This project seeks to create efficiencies in watershed management by: 1) working in 12 priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin with documented water impairments and stressors; 2) conducting baseline social science assessments in these watersheds of current on-farm practices, ... Learn More

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