Imagine farming in a way that actually improves the soil over time instead of wearing it out.
In a nutshell, that’s what regenerative agriculture is all about, it is a method of farming that helps the soil heal itself, becoming richer with every harvest.
Regenerative agriculture according to market leaders such as RegenZ, a South African based company, makes use of various methods to make the soil healthier, like planting different crops together, leaving some plants on the soil after harvesting, not digging or plowing the soil too much, and using natural stuff like compost and friendly bugs to feed and protect the plants.
The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to create a cycle of life that supports both the plants and the animals on the farm, and also helps the environment around it. For example, healthy soil can store more carbon from the air, which is good for the climate. It can also hold more water, which is good for preventing droughts and floods. And it can provide a home for more wildlife, which is good for biodiversity.
Regenerative agriculture can help farmers grow more food and make more money in the long run, while also making their land more beautiful and resilient. It can also help us have a more secure and sustainable food system for the future.