What we do

Our activities

SoilCares Foundation is involved in the following activities:

  • Providing trainings and training materials to build the capacity of local stakeholders;

  • Performing adoption and impact studies to monitor the impact of the intervention of the SoilCares solutions on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers;

  • Developing financial instruments to make SoilCares’ products available to partners who could otherwise not afford it;

  • Broadening the scope of SoilCares products by developing new applications adapted to all.

Fast soil recommendations with great impact

Soil sampling used to be cumbersome, expensive and prolonged. Now, on the spot and customised soil management recommendations can be generated within 10 minutes using the handheld SoilCares Scanner. SoilCares Foundation recognises the impact this innovation could have for smallholder farmers. Notably, the vast majority of smallholders does not have access to information about their soil status, while at the same time the soil is a key production factor and farmers spend a considerable part of their income on (organic and mineral) fertilisers to feed their soil.

Soil information in the hands of farmer

With the SoilCares soil Scanners soil information becomes in the hands of farmers, so that they can make an informed decision about best soil fertility management. That is how SoilCares Foundation wishes to empower smallholder farmers to improve their farm performance.