In past years, we’ve seen regenerative agriculture move from a being more of an elusive concept to a proven solution, and an answer to the future of farming. Yet despite the clear benefits, it is not scaling fast enough. To us, this is both frustrating and encouraging: frustrating because the solutions are already available; encouraging because we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
As defined by One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B), regenerative farming aims to enhance the farm ecosystem, rather than exhaust it, through nature-based solutions.
In November, the Sustainable Markets Initiative Agribusiness Task Force launched the report “Scaling regenerative farming: An action plan”. In it, we highlight that
Regenerative farming on 40% of the world’s cropland would save around 600 million tons of emissions. This is around 2% of the total, equivalent to the footprint of Germany.
But in order to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees, it must be scaled faster.