Climate Change

Climate Change and Soil Health

Climate change

Climate Change and Soil Management

Adaptive soil management is one of the important needed things to deal with the climate change which is impacting the soil heath everyday in current era. Enhanced soil management is considered to be a proactive approach to address the synamic and evolving challenges that changing climate conditions are creating today. Some of the main reasons for the adopting the soil management are:

1.      Resilience to extreme weather conditions: proper soil management, which includes cover crops and other practices help in maintaining soil’s resilience power to deal with the environmental hazards which cause soil to erode and lose nutrients for long term.

2.      Maintaining soil structure and water holding capacity: soil management by various ways also help in keeping the soil structure intact and helps in holding water for a long time which helps in keeping the moisture of the soil according to the crop.

3.      Supporting farmer resilience and livelihood: soil management also helps in water retention and increased fertility of the soil, which results in better crops and yields, providing good results and livelihood to the farmers, promoting and enhancing the living standards of farmers of the globe.

4.      Aligning with sustainable development goals: soil management also helps in aligning with the sustainable development goals which have been set by United Nations, by making earth a better place to live in.

Climate change Programs at Pavitramenthe

Various climate change programs have been initiated by the organization at various levels which includes giving trainings to the farmers and field officers about importance of soil management and it’s positive impact on life of the farmers, crop enhancement and environment as a whole. Leaders at Pavitramenthe design the cultivation program in a way that soil management is taught to the farmers and also ecology is balanced and enhanced with the practices that are being followed by the farmers while producing organic crops and products.Sustainable and regenerative practices take centre stage at Pavitramenthe, ensuring that the major part of our environment is not degraded because of climate change.

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Conclusion: The symbolic relationship between climate change and soil health is reshaping the landscape of agriculture. The intricate web of interactions between the soil ecosystems which is being altered everyday due to the human activities is challenging the resilience of our soil and food system. As we move into this era of unprecedented environmental change, recognizing the pivotal role of soil in climate adaptation and mitigation is imperative.


Climate change has came up as a frightening force in last some decades, with major implications for the atmosphere and ecology of the planet, with it’s far reaching effects that are increasing clear in the indispensable establishment of our earth: the soil. In this article, we will try and understand the intricate relationship between climate change and soil health, by exploring the comprehensive ways in which temperature of the earth is getting higher day by day because of human activities, altered precipitation (happening in form of rain) patterns, and tremendous weather conditions that are accountable for transforming the very substrate on which the cultivation system of the globe is standing on.

Climate Change- Changing Soil Composition

The basic issue of the Climate change which is happening in the environment and atmosphere is the soil health and water level. Soil which was at one point of time in the history considered to be a single entity, is proving itself to be remarkably responsive to the shifts in temperature in the environment. Increasing temperatures of the atmosphere are continuously causing climate change which further changes the microbial communities and enzymatic activities, disrupting the delicate balance that supports nutrient cycle and organic matter decomposition of the soil.

1.      Temperature Rise and Microbial Dynamics: the rise in temperature of the atmosphere directly impacts the micro organisms that are found in the soil. Micro organisms play an important role in maintaining the nutrient cycle, organic matter decomposition and overall health of the upper layer of the earth. As the temperature rises due to climate change, the composition of these microbial organisms changes, altering the nutrient turnover and plant interactions with the soil.

2.      Water Scarcity and Soil Structure: altered rainfall patterns, cause a huge impact on soil health as water scarcity caused due to climate change dries the soil, which leads to soil compaction, reducing pore spaces and limiting water infiltration, which in turn effects the soil’s fertility and nutrient making powers.

3.      Increased droughts and floods: climate change is one main reason of the droughts and floods which are being caused all over the world today. Lack of rainfall is one dangerous thing for the soil, also excess rainfall makes soil way too humid that it can support the plant life in it. Excess rainfall leads to floods which again causes degradation in the soil health.

4.      Increased soil erosion: high impacts of atmosphere also causes soil erosion due to lack of water in the soil and sometimes excess water which is their due to heavy rainfall resulting in soil eroding from it’s place. Soil erosion causes the soil sediments to move in the aquatic region causing bigger dangers for the aquatic ecosystem.


5.      Altered Nutrient availability: Climate change, which is taking place rapidly on earth, also plays a major role in depletion of nutrients from the upper layer of the soil on earth, which degrades the soil quality and crop quality. 

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