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Hello Everyone

I am very interested in regenerative agriculture and wondered if anyone has any online resources they would be able to recommend?
more than a month ago
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#525
The film of the book Kiss the Ground is now on Netflix, well worth a watch.
more than a month ago
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#529
US-based food company General Mills plans to convert 1 million acres to regeneratively managed farmland by 2030. Here's a nice primer about regenerative agriculture that they recently sponsored in the Guardian.

Adam Thyer, Founder at GreenExecutive

more than a month ago
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#546
Hello William

You said:
The film of the book Kiss the Ground is now on Netflix, well worth a watch.


I just finished watching this documentary. It was good, so many thanks for the recommendation. It was also refreshing to watch something about environmental issues that had a message of hope. I strongly recommend this film to anyone who's interested in sustainability. You don't need to be a farmer to enjoy it, or benefit from the information.



Also, many thanks to everyone else who has contributed links and suggestions.

What a fantastic response!
more than a month ago
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#550
I just finished reading this interview with Dr Richard Teague who is doing research about regenerative agriculture, specifically "AMP grazing management". It has plenty of interesting information, observations, and opinions.

Also, last week, I watched Kiss the Ground and found it to be quite inspirational. For those who don't know, there's also a Kiss the Ground book which was the inspiration for the movie.

Adam Thyer, Founder at GreenExecutive

more than a month ago
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#612
I found this Facebook thread with people recommending books about regenerative agriculture:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1835033873456918/permalink/2456977531262546/
more than a month ago
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#675
There was a good story about regenerative agriculture in the New York Times yesterday.

And here is another interesting story about the benefits of grass fed vs grain feed beef.


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Adam Thyer, Founder at GreenExecutive

more than a month ago
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#692
Regenerative Agriculture is being done in various ways, a simple way where biochar is used to add to the soil along with a circular economy solution offered by Michael Smith the inventor of the Dragon which used agriculture waste to burn in the form of pyrolysis that converts the waste to biochar. The waste heat was recovered in a pond where microalgae was grown. The water along with the microalgae was used to irrigate the soil along with the addition of biochar. This whole concept is well explained in the movie "The Need to Grow."
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#722
I found this very nice collection of links about agroforestry and regenerative agriculture:

https://agroforestryrevolution.farm/resources/
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#783
I think this is a very important development. Unilever announced on Earth Day that it will adopt regenerative agriculture principles.

Unilever describes the programme as “a new approach to farming that works in harmony with nature to ensure the long-term viability and resilience of land".

Dubbed the Regenerative Agriculture Principles, it outlines a renewed commitment that extends beyond minimising the environmental impact of its supply chain, instead focussing on improving the quality of soil and water, promoting the use of renewable sources, and other initiatives to help heal the deleterious effect of prolonged exploitation.

“The ingredients for most Unilever products come from nature, so the future of our business is inextricably linked to the preservation and regeneration of natural environments,” said Unilever Chief Procurement Officer Dave Ingram.


https://www.supplychaindigital.com/sustainability/what-unilevers-new-regenerative-agriculture-initiative

https://assets.unilever.com/files/92ui5egz/production-v2/489410442380812907bc3d97be02ccda1a44ab4b.pdf/Regenerative-Agriculture-Principles-and-Implementation-Guide-April-2021.pdf
more than a month ago
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#792
Here's a new documentary about regenerative agriculture, 'Into the Soil':

https://campfire-stories.org/into-the-soil/

I haven't watched it yet.
more than a month ago
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#815
Apparently PepsiCo is scaling up its commitment to regenerative agriculture:

By the end of the decade, it now plans to work with the tens of thousands of farmers in its supply chain to spread regenerative agriculture—practices that can help improve sustainability—across 7 million acres, or roughly its entire agricultural footprint. It estimates that the changes will eliminate at least 3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


https://www.fastcompany.com/90626895/pepsico-is-scaling-up-regenerative-agriculture-on-7-million-acres-of-land

Adam Thyer, Founder at GreenExecutive

3 weeks ago
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#843
Effective regenerative agriculture requires a good understanding of soils. I therefore recommend this book: "The Nature and Properties of Soils" by Raymond R. Weil and Nyle C. Brady. It is a bit technical, but you really do need to understand this stuff.
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