What is regenerative agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is a way of farming that focuses on soil health. When soil is healthy, it produces more food and nutrition, stores more carbon and increases biodiversity – the variety of species.
It isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to farming or land management and it’s individualised to each farm and farmer. Its about using holistic methods to improve the health of the soil and ecosystem.
Regenerative farming methods include:
- minimising soil disturbances (e.g.reducing tilling)
- always keeping soil covered (e.g. using summer cover crops)
- diversifying crop rotations (e.g. utilising multi-species pasture mixes)
- integrating animals on farm (e.g. using rotational grazing practices).
GeoCatch continues to build on its work in this field by offering farmers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge around regenerative agriculture practices.
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