Regenerative farming is an adoption of agroforestry that works on building soil health, increased biodiversity, improved water tables, integrated pest management, integrated livestock management and much more. It is more permanent and can also be referred to as Permaculture.
A regenerative farm is a bio-dynamic entity that integrates all aspects — from farmers, livestock, birds, insects, plants, and micro-organisms into a single working unit, each interdependent upon another. Regenerative farming is based on the principles of “regeneration” and ‘self-sustenance’.
Regenerative farming is the opposite of traditional agriculture that promotes ploughing, tilling, large scale monocropping and clearing of land for growing produce. These practices have a massive cost attached. Not only do we need expensive equipment to undertake these methodologies, these also decrease soil fertility. On the other hand, regenerative farming promotes biodiversity, water management and boosts soil health.
More importantly, regenerative soils can contribute as massive carbon and nitrogen sinks.