Organic matter in European soils is decreasing. This negatively affects soil productivity. Organic matter contents can be raised by adding organic soil improvers or organic fertilisers.
Compared to other soil improvers, compost contains a high proportion of stable organic matter (humic substances). Due to hygienisation during processing, compost and digestate are free of pathogens and weeds, and therefore safe to use for food production and other applications.
In addition, by applying compost and digestate a basic fertilisation of the soils and plants with nutrients is guaranteed.