Regenerative Agriculture

From Open Risk Manual


Regenerative Agriculture is a way of farming that nurtures and restores soil health, and therefore reduces water use, prevents land degradation, and promotes Biodiversity. [1]

By minimizing land ploughing, practicing rotating crops, and using animal manure and compost, regenerative agriculture ensures that the soil stores more carbon, conserves more moisture, and is healthier due to thriving fungal communities.

Intensive agriculture is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, uses 70 percent of the fresh water we consume (2022), and leads to soil degradation through its use of heavy machinery, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides. It is also the biggest contributor to Biodiversity Loss. By contrast, regenerative agriculture helps lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, conserves water, and restores land. Moreover, healthy soil produces more food and better nutrition and has other positive impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity.

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