It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Ronnie passed on April 26th at 12:00 Noon from complications related to recently diagnosed bone and lymph cancer. We are devastated but honoring his divine path with candles lit at this sacred time for his spiritual journey. 🕊
Love, Rose, Adrian, our Families, and those of us at OCA, Via Organica and Regeneration International.
Acres USA has made André Leu’s book Growing Life: Regenerating Farming and Ranching the book the week, in his powerful and well written book, André Leu introduces us all to the concepts of regenerative organic agriculture, asks provocative questions, then shares answers only decades of experience could possibly hope to inspire, and then finally invites us on a journey to, as André says, “become your own researcher”.
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At the Vía Orgánica Ranch-School we practice and promote regenerative agriculture from seeds. We have been working with open pollinated seeds for more than 13 years. The team that is currently in charge of seed production and conservation is formed by Maye García and her sister Rosita. Thanks to their work, more than 52 species of vegetable seeds, flowers, herbs and more are preserved.
Western Zimbabwe is in a dry and hot spell at an absolutely wrong time of the year. As agro-pastoral farmers, we are facing a bit of panic for the lagging crops that still needed a bit of rain, the crops that were ripened had to take an early drying. However, the potential of regenerative agriculture, stories of farmers, and many different humans of earth in regeneration have stimulated most of us to keep going. We now more than ever, need the hope of working TOGETHER, humans and nature to bring Team humanity out of the vicious cycles degeneration.
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The Vía Orgánica Ranch has become a living school. Enriching and formative experiences are generated daily, not only for the people who come to visit but also for the team that collaborates on the project. Learn more about the project in this edition.
Mexico announced that it was phasing out the use of glyphosate herbicides, the cultivation of GMO corn, and the import of GMO corn for human consumption and livestock feed by the end of 2024. The reasons for the decree given by Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador are to protect the health of Mexico’s consumers and small-scale farmers, the environment, and the purity of Mexico’s native corn varieties.
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To shift from a significant emitter to a major mitigator of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, agriculture needs to change from the current dominant paradigm of chemically intensive, industrial/conventional systems to regenerative systems by focusing on plant biology and living soil sciences. Going to renewables is not enough now and this is why carbon dioxide removal through increasing soil carbon by scaling up best practice regenerative agriculture is critical to keeping the temperature rise below 1.5ºC.
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We have a lot of work to do. We are currently living well beyond our planetary boundaries and extracting far more than our planet can provide. We need to build the new regenerative system that will replace the current degenerate system.
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Poultry start their day along with the first rays of the sun at the Regenerative Farm, a diversified model where they live in open-air paddock spaces with extensive land to explore. Read this monthly Newsletter from Vía Orgánica to learn all about poultry and to check all the updates at the Agroecology center in Mexico.
OCA and its allies worldwide are dedicated to addressing critical issues of climate change, soil health, biodiversity, water pollution and scarcity, nutrition, environmental contamination, deteriorating public health, forced migration, economic justice, and rural economic development. But what do we need to do to make this goal a practical reality? What would an “Organic Greater Reset” look like.
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The transnational corporations and business organizations that benefit from GM corn and biocides such as glyphosate are strongly pressuring the Mexican government (with support from the U.S. government) to renounce its right to food sovereignty and walk away from the international commitments assumed by the three governments in the "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework," which is the strategic plan for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the period 2022-2030, intended to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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Producing food is a job that requires a lot of responsibility, respect, and recognition. That is why this Rancho-Escuela emerged as a space for experimentation and demonstration precisely to make visible the work of women and men who provide us with food every day. In addition, it has allowed us to know the factors involved in the production of vegetables and animal products origin.
We have enough high-quality studies now to show that Regenerative Organic Agriculture has the highest yields and the best increases in soil organic carbon. Scaling up Regenerative Organic Agriculture can reverse climate change, increase biodiversity, improve water capture and retention, stop soil loss, be more profitable for farmers and ranchers, and very significantly nourish the world with high yields of healthy non-toxic food.
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We completed a new cycle of seasons and despite the climatic irregularities, an increase in the amount of soil inoculated and recovered after rainfall is perceived, which is stored more thanks to the organic matter added throughout the farm. This encourages active microbiology and with it, grasslands and forest areas have been restored, increasing the amount of biomass each year allowing its transformation into proteins such as eggs, lamb, duck and rabbit meat, increasing the soil's capacity as a store and water sponge, CO2 capture, among other benefits.
During COP 27, a group of women from Abya Yala raised their firm and deep voices to speak up about food sovereignty in regions that are so different and yet alike as America and Africa. The talk was organized by Regeneration International and OMANIAP.
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