A system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services.
By capturing carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, Regenerative Agriculture aims to reverse global climate change.
At the same time, it offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, and higher health and vitality for farming communities.
The system draws from decades of scientific and applied research by the global communities of organic farming, agroecology (which includes Permaculture), holistic grazing, and agroforestry.
As expressed in the aforementioned principle summary, Regenerative Agriculture operates according to a similar functional basis:
- Progressively improve whole agroecosystems (soil, water, and biodiversity)
- Create context-specific designs and make holistic decisions that express the essence of each farm
- Ensure and develop just (fair) and reciprocal relationships amongst all stakeholders
- Continually grow and evolve individuals, farms, and communities to actualize their full functional potential.