|This Signal focuses on the health of the soil, rather than growth of crops to the detriment of topsoil. This practice leads to improved watersheds and carbon sequestration, potentially offsetting climate change. In the same way people buy organic produce now, they’ll soon want to buy regenerative. |
What’s next: For regenerative agriculture to become widespread, farmers will need livestock and farm management software, as well as soil sensors and cloud-based livestock trackers. “We need to develop technology that is derived from the underlying principles of regenerative agriculture that address the root cause of problems, such as weeds or pests, for instance,” Benedikt Bosel, chair of a German ecological farm, told the AgFunder Network. “Stuff we can’t see sensors will notice, making regenerative processes even more regenerative or making the processes work for each farmer.” Finally, marketing for regenerative agriculture will be in demand so this buzzword carries as much weight as other better-known sustainability techniques.