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Healthy agriculture through biochar

Farmer Thomas Unkelbach, Munich
Dietmar Näser is freelancer in the field of crop cultivation advice and regenerative agriculture for almost 20 years. Previously, he was responsible for plant protection in a company in Eastern Saxony with more than 3,000 hectares of usable space. The subject of soil fertility has played a central role for the trained agricultural engineer since his early youth.
Committed to people and the earth


Our work focuses on natural processes and soil fertility beyond conventional fertilization and tillage. The method, which has been developed in a team by Dietmar Näser, Dr. Ingrid Hörner and numerous farmers ensures fertile soils as the basis for products that maintain and promote the health of humans and animals without losing sight of profitability. The aim is good yields with little effort and sustainability for nature. In times of accelerating decline in prices for conventional agricultural products, rising costs and increasing environmental problems, these are important future criteria for every farmer.

Christoph Fischer reaches several thousand people a year with his EM Chiemgau Academy. Products from Effective Microorganisms for household, cosmetics, horticulture and animal care come from Stephanskirchen. Here, company founder and visionary Christoph Fischer also develops practical innovations for regenerative agriculture.

THE CONCEPT “Regenerative Agriculture” 

Christoph-Fischer GmbH, in cooperation with Friedrich Wenz

and Dietmar Näser the product group "Regenerative Agriculture"

developed. The product group consists of several fermentation products.

Regenerative agriculture regenerates the humus content in the soil through microbial living. This takes place in a few years of cultivation.

Ute Scheub, Haiko Pieplow, Hans-Peter Schmidt, Stiftungsgemeinschaft anstiftung & ertomis (Hrsg.) 

Terra Preta. The black revolution from the rainforest

Save the world and produce healthy food with climate gardeners

Properties of Terra Preta

Dr. Susanne Veser in an interview with Felix Mildner. It's about terra preta, the production of biochar and its positive effect on the climate.

Verora AG management

Green waste recycling

Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger, who holds a joint professorship at the Universities of Göttingen and Kassel, developed a series of recommendations with his colleagues on how agricultural landscapes with a high nature conservation value can be supported through financial, social, political, technical and product innovations through agricultural policy.

The super fertilizer from the Amazon


Full of curiosity, Professor Konstantin Terytze and his colleagues from the Geosciences Department at the Free University of Berlin keep looking for their "pot" plants ...

Prof. Dr. habil. Rer nat. Bruno Glaser, is a German soil biogeochemist and university professor who teaches at the University of Halle (Saale). His research subjects are terra preta, biochar, paleoecology and stable isotope analysis.
Managing director: Hans-Peter Schmidt, Germany, agro-afforestation with biochar

Prof. Dr. Peter Schmuck is a social science-oriented action researcher and sustainability scientist. In interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams, he has played a leading role in large-scale transformation projects, particularly in the decentralized and participatory-oriented energy transition.

The field of physical geography deals with the assessment of current processes (water balance, soil erosion, sediment transport) and the analysis of relief genetic processes (e.g. development of the landscape under changing climatic conditions as well as with and without the influence of humans; surface and subterranean material paths) ). The field of social geography, in particular developing country research, is dependent on this physical-geographical knowledge, e.g. to formulate strategies, project measures or aid programs that are expected by politics.

DFG German Research Foundation, Professor Dr. Monika Kruger

University of Leipzig, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute for Bacteriology and Mycology, An den Tierkliniken, Leipzig

Contribution to a better understanding of the origin and fate of fine colloidal and dissolved black carbon in agro-ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kammann from Geisenheim University shows the potential of biochar for natural CO2 capture and presents a project in Geisenheim.

Prof. Dr. Dr. H. c. Hartmut Graßl, Academy of Sciences in Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee, Hamburg

The role model: Nature breaks down carbon dioxide with ease. Small organisms such as microbes, bacteria or microalgae use CO2 as a source of food.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Flessa, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forests and Fisheries, Braunschweig Working and research focus among others climate protection in agriculture, carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils, soils as sources and sinks for climate-relevant trace gases, control of greenhouse gas emissions through land use and location factors, control of carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils

FiBL Germany e.V.

FiBL - Research Institute for Organic Agriculture

Effects of biochar on plant growth, microbial communities in the soil and the degradation of coal
The international initiative "4 per 1000", launched by France on December 1st 2015 at COP 21, consists of all voluntary actors from the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional governments, companies, trade organizations, NGOs , Research), institutions, etc.) under the Lima-Paris Action Plan (LPAP). The aim of the initiative is to show that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils, can play a decisive role in food security and climate change.

We work with several stakeholders in key regions of the world who are committed to building alternative food and farming systems at regional or national level. It is our mission to promote, facilitate and accelerate the global transition to regenerative nutrition, agriculture and land management in order to restore climate stability, end world hunger and rebuild deteriorated social, ecological and economic systems.

Black wonder soil? What biochar can actually do in the garden.

Rich harvest from your own garden - but without artificial fertilizers, please. This dream should come true with so-called Terra Preta products.

Source of supply for Terra Preta

Agro price: Become climate neutral with biochar

The Keizer family from Neuheim ZG processes tree and shrub cuttings from farms into biochar. This is used in animal feeding and agriculture. This improves the climate balance of agriculture.

Terra Preta – the black gold

Terra preta – black soil

An ancient recipe with enormous potential
Cooking while producing charcoal for Terra Preta: Small pyrolysis oven for families and communities
This permaculture farm in Normandy is the most productive in the world: vegetables to the value of 57,000 euros are grown annually on an area of ​​1,000 square meters - all organic, without machines, only with horse and pony and with further developed hand tools.