Regenerative agriculture, predominantly through activities that raise organic matter in the soil, increases soil quality. This also helps improve the richness and wellbeing of soil biota, but also improves biodiversity both above and below the surface of the soil, thus raising both water holding capacity and carbon sequestering at deeper levels.
Traditional agriculture can be defined as a traditional form of agriculture involving the extensive use of indigenous expertise, traditional equipment, natural resources, organic fertilizer and farmers’ cultural beliefs.
Why Regenerative Agriculture?
The depletion of the fertile soil and habitats of the earth, along with the loss of indigenous seeds and knowledge, is a deadly danger to our future existence.
According to soil science, we will not only experience significant harm to public health due to a qualitatively depleted food source marked by reduced nutrients and lack of essential trace minerals at current rates of soil degradation within 50 years, but we will practically no longer have enough arable topsoil to feed ourselves.
This is where Regenerative Agriculture can help.
Pros of going with Regenerative Agriculture:
- Instead of degrading ground, regenerative agriculture contributes to healthy soil, capable of producing high-quality, nutrient-dense food while continuously enhancing and finally contributing to sustainable farms and healthy populations and economies.
- The secret to regenerative agriculture is that, using innovations that restore and revitalize the soil and the ecosystem, it not only «does no harm» to the ground but also enhances it.
- According to the researches Claire LaCanne and Dr. Jonathan Lundgren noted that Regenerative agriculture reaped 78% higher profits than conventional systems. Similarly, according to General Mills, Regenerative Agriculture builds farmer economic resilience. They states that Regenerative Agriculture reduces the need for chemical inputs
Effects of Regenerative Agriculture on Environment and society:
- Reverse Climate change -According to various reports, we can reverse climate change by increasing soil carbon stocks.
- Create drought-resistant soil -Regenerative organic agriculture helps in building soil organic matter.
- Nurture biodiversity -Biodiversity is crucial for food security and agricultural production.
- Improvement of yields.
- Revitalize local economies -Family farming provides an opportunity to boost the local economy.
- Decrease GHG emissions -Industrial food system is responsible for 44-57% of carbon emissions.