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Regenerative Agriculture. What We Need To Save Our Soil.

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

Beneficial bacteria is important for soil regeneration for nutrients, cells and organisms.
Regenerative farming can improve soil health.

It also offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, helps with biodiversity and leads to better crop production, food quality and farming practices.

Ecosystems are incredibly complex, dynamic systems of interconnected lifeforms that are constantly adapting to their surroundings.

We're seeing the continuation of irreversible deterioration of cells, organisms, and ecosystems that are contributing to climate change and damage to our soil health. This is why Regenerative Soil solutions are so important.

Some of the reasons out soils have been depleting is because of farming practices that are not leading to beneficial soil regeneration and leaving no nutrients to grow food. Regenerative agriculture can be achieved by responsible management of land through reduced tilling, limits on nitrogen fertilisers, use of cover crops, and prioritisation of animal and plant diversity. A promotion of soil health to protect farms against extreme weather and create higher annual crop yields for farmers.

Having a diverse range of crops, animals and other plants on the land to encourage biodiversity and lead to better soil and farming outputs.

By adopting regenerative farming practices and methods we can help reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere which in turn helps farm land turn from vast un arable depleted dirt land, to more green pastures where the soil is healthy and retains moisture and plants actually grow and help to pull down the carbon from the air and release Co2 instead in more natural system. This makes the soil more rich in natural nutrients, and more productive in terms of food production.

It's a complex issue that needs to be managed in order to reduce the loss of arable land as it affects agricultural productivity on a global scale.

Switching to regenerative practices will restore soil health and function, reboot plant activity aka photosynthesis, and enable nature to re-balance our carbon levels. Regenerative agricultural techniques include: using cover crops and perennials to protect the soil, no tilling, no pesticides or synthetic fertilisers, multiple crop rotations and bringing grazing animals back on the land in ways that mimic natural cattle migration. Regenerative agriculture also offers many benefits beyond carbon storage! It increases the soils water holding capacity, stops soil erosion, protects the purity of groundwater and sets up the conditions for crops to become more disease and pest resilient. The benefits outweigh the reason to not adopt these practices.

This kind of farming system improves our health by increasing the nutritional value of our food, the health of our planet by regenerating our soils and increasing the ability for soil to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and the livelihoods of the farmers by providing better yielding crops in the long term.

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