Agriculture

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Main Street Project is developing a regenerative agriculture system that can equip farmers to solve our nation’s food crisis and has the power to change how food is produced around the world.

Life in Syntropy

Brazilian farmer Ernst Gotsch bought 1,200 acres of completely deforested land on the edge of the rainforest in 1984, working with nature to transform the land into an incredibly biodiverse working farm. 

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  • Bionutrient Food Association: “We Can Solve These Problems”

    The Bionutrient Food Association is working with producers to establish growing practices that yield more nutritious crops, while developing a standard for nutrient-dense foods and a handheld tool to measure those nutrient levels.

  • New Book Examines Agroecology As the Future of Farming

    The Institute for Food and Development Policy, a nonprofit known as Food First, released a new book entitled Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up, edited by Groundswell International Executive Director and co-founder Steve Brescia.

  • A Climate Change Solution Beneath Our Feet

    California is paying farmers to use practices known to boost microbial communities underground and sequester carbon. The state's $7.5 million dollar Healthy Soils Incentives Program is considered the first in the nation to provide state funding to help farmers and ranchers enhance their soils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • With Climate Chaos, Who Will Feed Us?

    The Industrial Food Chain uses 70% of the world’s agricultural resources to produce just 30% of our global food supply. Conversely, the Peasant Food Web provides 70% of the global food supply while using only 30% of agricultural resources.

  • Quantity and Quality of Soil Carbon Sequestration Control Rates of Co2 and Climate Stabilization at Safe Levels

    Worldwide we have already lost about half the carbon in the Earth’s living biomass, and about half the carbon in soils that have been converted to farming and grazing, but restoring these natural CO2 sinks (“Geotherapy”) can absorb excess fossil fuel carbon at the lowest cost.

Check out RI's compilation of resources that reflect the latest and best information on organic regenerative agriculture and land use practices, especially as they relate to carbon sequestration and climate change.

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