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Raising the Bar—Regenerative Agriculture for More Resilient Agro-Ecosystems Position Paper

For the Rainforest Alliance, “regenerative agriculture” comprises a broad set of principles and practices under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture. Taking an agroecology and integrated system management approach, regenerative agriculture aims to increase biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, and increase agroecosystem resilience thus leading to resilient livelihoods. This way of farming is based on enhancing the inherent strengths of agroecosystems, ultimately enabling a reduction of external inputs (synthetic fertilizers and pesticides) and increasing farm net income by reducing costs.

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