Regenerative Newsletter - Apr 2021
This Is How Regenerative Best Practices Can Reverse Global Warming
Before September 2014, hardly anyone had heard of regenerative agriculture. Now it is in the news everyday all around the world.
Regenerative farming and land use systems such as agroforestry, agroecology, permaculture, holistic grazing or pasture cropping among others restore biodiversity, improve the water cycle and sequester vast amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the soil and above ground as organic matter.
We really don’t have time to waste on farming or land use systems that only sequester small amounts of CO2. We need to concentrate on qualitatively scaling up systems that can achieve high levels of carbon sequestration that are appropriate for different regions.
Scaling up only a small percentage (5-10%) of best practice regenerative systems will result in billions of tons (Gt) of CO2 per year being sequestered into the soil and into continuous, perennial above ground biomass.
Read “Best Practices: How Regenerative & Organic Agriculture and Land Use Can Reverse Global Warming”
One of these best practices is pasture cropping, a revolutionary regenerative cover cropping system developed by Australian farmers. Learn how farmers Colin Seis and Neils Olsen, pioneers of this “no kill, no till” farming system are building healthy soil, improving their productivity and profitability and even being paid by the Australian Government to sequester carbon!
Read: “Pasture Cropping—The Innovative No-kill, No-till System Developed by Australian Farmers”
Did you miss the live presentation about the game-changing Billion Agave Project by Ronnie Cummins, International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Andre Leu, International Director of Regeneration International?
The Billion Agave Project is an agroforestry and holistic livestock management system in the high-desert region of Guanajuato, Mexico, Regeneration International and local farmers have recently developed. The project’s goal is to plant four billion agaves globally, alongside one billion nitrogen-fixing trees, on five million acres to sequester one billion tons of climate-destabilizing CO2.
Watch the presentation here
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Regeneration International is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, policymakers and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices that: provide abundant, nutritious food; revitalize local economies; regenerate soil fertility and water-retention capacity; nurture biodiversity; and restore climate stability by reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time drawing down excess atmospheric carbon and sequestering it in the soil.