Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that seeks to rehabilitate and enhance the entire ecosystem of the farm by placing a heavy premium on soil health with attention also paid to water management, fertilizer use, and more.
It is a method of farming that improves the resources it uses, rather than destroying or depleting them.
- Regenerative agriculture practices increase soil biodiversity and organic matter, leading to more resilient soils that can better withstand climate change impacts like flooding and drought.
- Healthy soils lead to strong yields and nutrient-rich crops.
- It also diminishes erosion and runoff, leading to improved water quality on and off the farm.
Importantly, regenerative agriculture practices also help fight the climate crisis by pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground.