What is regenerative agriculture? (WEF)

Regenerative agriculture focuses on improving the health of soil, which has been degraded by the use of heavy machinery, fertilizers and pesticides in intensive farming. There may not be enough soil left to grow food to feed the world within 50 years. Regenerative agriculture and other farming methods that don’t harm the climate can improve farmers’ incomes, as well as cutting emissions and boosting soil health. When soil is healthy, it produces more food and nutrition, stores more carbon and increases biodiversity – the variety of species. A teaspoon of soil contains up to 6 billion microorganisms, says Australia’s New South Wales Government. Soil is also a habitat for species including insects and fungi. Healthy soil supports other water, land and air environments and ecosystems through natural processes including water drainage and pollination – the fertilization of plants. Click here to read full article