Sadhguru has just landed in Tanzania in his global motorcycle ride to save the soil and promote organic farming both for health and environment protection.
The Indian Yoga Guru, whose real name is Jagadish Vasudev is a global celebrity whose educational videos on Youtube happen to be extremely popular in Tanzania and East Africa as whole.
Known by the honorific title Sadhguru, Jagadish or ‘Jaggi,’ is a yoga guru and spiritual leader who has been training yoga in southern India since 1982
In March 2022, Sadhguru, the founder of Isha Foundation, launched a global movement to save the world’s soils from infertility.
The over-farming of agricultural lands has turned many fertile areas around the globe into infertile sands.
Sadhguru says the time for talking, preaching, and campaigning is over.
“We need to take real action. Soil infertility is a threat looming large on the planet since infertile soils cannot absorb CO2. Soils are one of the world’s biggest carbon sinks.”
According to the Guru, Soil infertility is accelerating climate change with its inability to draw down carbon dioxide.
Sadhguru’s Save Soil Movement seeks to actively raise awareness and garner support among citizens globally.
It aims to push governments across the world to develop policies to recover soil fertility and stop further land degradation. The movement includes reports on soil-friendly guidelines for 192 countries.
The program has prepared documents for each country, considering their soil type, traditional agricultural practices, climatic conditions, geographic location, and economic parameters.
Sadhguru’s Save Soil Movement kicked off from London in March.
The mission entails a 30,000 kilometers lone motorcycle journey over 100 days.
So far it has covered The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Romania, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
Sadhguru is urging governments to ensure that agricultural soils contain a minimum of 3 to 6 percent organic content.
He warns that without this organic matter, soils will degrade and farmers cannot grow crops on infertile soils.
Soil infertility and land degradation threaten global food security. Sadhguru reports that his movement has received a spectacular response on the ground.