So what is the actual solution? Regenerative Agriculture – let’s find out why.
The meaning of regenerative agriculture is fairly simple to comprehend. It is a set of techniques and methodologies in farming that put sustainability, eco-friendliness and long-term organic farming at the forefront. In order words, it falls in line with organic farming, however, instead of focusing on chemicals that damage the soil or inhumane ways of raising livestock in order to maximize gain, the approach of regenerative farming focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of natural ways to grow crops, whilst achieving the same objective of gaining more with less, but in a sustainable way. On the other hand, some say that regenerative farming is far more difficult to pull off and that it is much more difficult to gain momentum with this approach.
Just like with any method of organic farming, there are problems that come with it. These problems often involve difficulties with scaling your farming efforts because farmers who partake in natural ways of growing crops and raising cattle put the soil and the earth as their main priority above business. Therefore, the main question is whether there is a way to be more sustainable without having difficulties to scale? This is where the concept of AgTech comes in.
By using AgTech innovations and organic farming methodologies such as regenerative farming, farmers will be able to combat climate change, making the environment cooler by up to 100%. This is a very realistic outcome that will be achieved by sequestering CO2 in the soil and if these techniques are used on cultivated land, carbon emissions could be offset over 40%, not taking other factors such as improved reforestation and afforestation into consideration.