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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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).
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.
For farmers, sustainability is a journey. The destination? Regenerative agriculture.
Juliana Jaramillo, the Rainforest Alliance’s global lead for regenerative agriculture, explains how we have the means to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss crises by changing the way we ‘do’ agriculture.
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.