Commitments to action

Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)

CIFOR-ICRAF, UNCCD, IICA, OSU C-MASC, Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia, Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Fiji, Department of Agriculture Zambia, Ministry of Agriculture Malawi, 4p1000, CIFOR-ICRAF, IICA, Hochschule GEISENHEIM University Germany, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungary, University of Life Sciences in Lublin Poland, SLU Sweden, SUA Tanzania, Ohio State University C-MASC USA, Aapresid Argentina, CREA Argentina, Land and Health Benin, APEE Burundi, Humanitarian Cameroon, EFICAGUA Chile, ADIF, AGDBI, CBCD, CONGRES DR-Congo, European Carbon Farmers, European Society for Soil Conservation, Pour une Agriculture du Vivant France, BAIF India, JPAM Ivory Coast, CCD Madagascar, BACIR Mali, Simpson Foundation Malawi, Labizey Hallassa Fight for the well-being of populations Niger, The Royal Norwegian Society for Development Norway, Sustainable Harvest International, EDAFOTEC Spain, ICP UK, IFDC USA, INERA Burkina Faso, Research Centre of Agriculture Georgia, Institut National de Pédologie Senegal

The main objective of the Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH) is to improve soil health globally by addressing critical implementation, monitoring, policy, and public and private investment barriers that constrain farmers from adopting and scaling healthy soil practices.
CA4SH will function as a global coordination center for innovation and knowledge-sharing and action to build soil health by focusing on the following principles:

  1. Accessible and inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships that empower smallholder farmers;
  2. Transparent and accountable business solutions and public and private sector investments that promote equity;
  3. Evidence-based policy as an enabler for all, at all scales;
  4. Capacity building for on-ground implementation and monitoring.
    CA4SH will deliver through regional and country hubs that build synergies across locally adapted initiatives to guide on-ground actions including:
    1. Locally-adapted investment mechanisms, methods and frameworks that deliver farmer incentives for restoring and protecting healthy soils;
    2. Policies and processes that reduce economic, social and technical barriers to uptake and scaling, particularly for marginalized groups including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples;
    3. Practical and scientifically robust, systematic and farmer-led soil monitoring procedures, including indicators, tools and protocols for measuring and valuing soil health, carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services.


Civil society
Member state(s)
Producer organizations
Private sector

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production



Key contact

CIFOR-ICRAF, UNCCD, IICA, OSU C-MASC, Leigh WInowiecki, Rattan, Lal, Kelly Witkowski,


soil, health, investments


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