So, what is regenerative agriculture? It is a set of practices focused on the active management of above-ground and below-ground biodiversity which bring economic, social, and environmental benefits to our farming systems. It is knowledge intensive agriculture that does not allow for prescriptions that are universally applied across farms, but instead requires practitioners to utilize their toolkit of practices to develop a tailored solution for each farm. It emphasizes the maximization of long-term profits, not through maximization of yields – the conventional mindset – but through the optimization of yields, inputs, and resources. Importantly, regenerative agriculture is not financially concessionary but instead can and should be more profitable than our current convention- and therein lies its power for global impact.
We see regenerative agriculture as the natural next step in the progression and professionalization of agriculture. The “green revolution”, “precision agriculture”, and “conventional agriculture” have all done important things for the world.