What if agriculture could be part of the solution instead of the problem? What if agriculture could restore nutrients in the soil, healing it and making it more efficient? What if we could all benefit from a holistic approach to agriculture? It sounds like utopia, but actually, this is Regenerative Agriculture.

I wrote previously that…

 

“Good food starts with good ingredients and good ingredients are the product of good resources. At the essence of each resource, there are three elements: soil, water and air. All life on Earth starts with soil: if soil is deficient in trace elements, water will be deficient too; if the soil cannot absorb carbon, the air is going to be less clean. These elements are strictly bound.” Whether we are interested in good food, fresh air or clean water, the soil is the answer!”

 

Let’s have a look at the people that are making magic happen in our soil – join me on Global Goal 15, in my Instagram journey through all 17.

Our planet, with its lands and oceans, is like a marvellous piece of art that is threatened to be ruined forever by some careless museum’s visitors. Luckily, there are organisations out there that are trying to take care of the most basic yet essential element of all: soil. Shifting from the current situation to the SDG’s manifesto can be done only if we change the way we treat our oceans (as we have seen in previous posts) and our lands. Deforestation and soil degradation should not be an option anymore: the planet can’t afford it; humanity can’t manage it. “The biggest challenges are also the biggest opportunities”…what if agriculture could be for once part of the solution instead of the problem? What if agriculture could restore nutrients in the soil, healing it and making it more efficient? What if we could all benefit from a holistic approach to agriculture? It sounds like utopia, but actually, this is not more not less than Regenerative Agriculture. As I wrote some time ago in an article, “Good food starts with good ingredients and good ingredients are the product of good resources. At the essence of each resource, there are three elements: soil, water and air. All life on Earth starts with soil: if soil is deficient in trace elements, water will be deficient too; if the soil cannot absorb carbon, the air is going to be less clean. These elements are strictly bound.” Whether we are interested in good food, fresh air or clean water, the soil is the answer! As for the cradle-to-cradle approach, nature stays our best teacher, and once again it is nature that suggested us what principles and practices we should apply to farm in a sustainable way. Regenerative agriculture has a countless number of benefits besides the ones already cited. It can even reverse climate change and strengthen the economies of farming communities! It should be no surprise that this SDG is found at the base of our SDGs cake, together with the last two discussed SDGs (Climate Change and Life Below Water). These are the foundations we need to fix for a better present and a more prosperous future. Let’s have a look at the people that are making magic happen in our soil.

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