Climate mitigation potential of regenerative agriculture is significant

Farmers in Rockingham County, Virginia check the results of no-till farming in their fields on September 9, 2008, as part of their participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI).
Capturing warming emissions we’ve already dumped into the atmosphere through soils management, vegetation and habitat management, and climate-smart habitat restoration is a key part of Climate-Safe California and the climate solutions toolkit. There are many other benefits of this nature-based approach including enhanced resilience to growing extremes as well as increased food and water security, biodiversity, and job creation.

from Tropical Agriculture Association


  • A group of scientists from the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation rebuked a recent report published by the World Resources Institute that claimed regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration provided little to no benefits for climate change mitigation
  • The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation states that regenerative agriculture creates healthy soils and reduces carbon dioxide levels by way of sequestration, as proved by science
  • The paper explains that our agricultural landscapes must also work to mitigate the climate crisis
  • Though sequestration will not be the sole solution to the climate crisis, its benefits are needed along with other solutions in order to make an impact

Implementing bold and equitable policies that will catalyze carbon sequestration through building healthy soils and restoring healthy habitats will be key to achieving drawdown greater than emissions (net-negative emissions) by 2030 for a climate-safe California.

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