Regenerative agriculture could be one of the most effective ways to fight climate change, provide food for a growing population, and keep the planet healthy. Healthy soil and regenerative farming techniques traps more carbon than conventional (industrial) agriculture that is responsible for about 25% of global carbon emissions.
Regenerative organic methods such as increasing biodiversity, enriching soils, improving watersheds, and enhancing the health of livestock and wildlife increases the resilience of farms to extreme weather events and climate change. It boosts the sustainability and vitality of rural communities in the process. Healthier soil helps draw carbon back in the ground and can even increase rainfall. For those carnivores amongst us, cattle grazed on regenerative pastures is carbon negative too.
Agriculture could become part of the climate change solution. Take a look at an inspirational documentary called 'Kiss the Ground' (available on on Netflix). For further information take a look at the certification scheme for food, fibre and personal care ingredients called Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC). Applications for certification are now being accepted.