Conventional agriculture accounts for nearly 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and threatens more than 80 percent of species already at risk of extinction. Sustainable farming methods seek to reduce the harm that conventional practices (like applying harsh pesticides) do to land, whereas regenerative agriculture goes beyond a harm-reduction approach to restore ecosystems and add to nature’s richness.
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Santiago Gowland, CEO at The Rainforest Alliance, explains how the principles of regenerative agriculture helps firms implement practices from soil conservation to crop diversification into their supply chains.
What can be done to reduce this reliance on pesticides and the negative consequences of pesticide use? A practical and cost-effective answer is integrated pest management (IPM).
According to a United Nations report, approximately 12 million people in Kenya live on degraded land and food productivity has fallen behind the rate of population growth. This has resulted in farmland extending up the mountain and encroaching into protected forests.
Regenerative agriculture is crucial to adapt and mitigate our food system to the climate crisis. Whether your company is just starting to assemble a regenerative supply chain policy or is looking to amplify its existing strategies, the Rainforest Alliance can help.
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