The price of chemical input is rising, the climate is increasingly erratic, and a global supply shortage is looming. Conventional agriculture had degraded 25% of all ice-free arable soil and is responsible for 23% of all GHG emissions.
Leading food and beverage companies understand it is time for a new approach, ushering in regenerative agriculture practices, at scale.
Regenerative agriculture is a collection of practices and principles, centered around soil health and a holistic perception of the farm as an ecosystem. Enhancing soil health and encouraging bio-diversity has proven to result in better water management, reduced fertilizer use, and an overall steady increase in yields.
|How can healthy soils cut production costs, decrease emissions and cut chemical input use?
|Why are Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo and more investing billions in regenerative agriculture initiatives?
|How to scale up regenerative practices across millions of acres and crop types?|
“We can’t waste this crisis and keep framing the way we have always done, because this crisis is bigger than Ukraine’s ports, this crisis had been building for a long time, climate change is a big part of it - draughts, floods, meaning we have to start farming differently, and this is a great time to start doing it - it’s called regenerative agriculture” - Hanneke Faber, President of food & Refreshments at Unilever, speaking at World Economic Forum convention at Davos, May 2022