Certification for regenerative agriculture

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 03 September 2022 06:56

Description of the innovative solution

Education - adult Packaging Regenerative agriculture Diet diversity Technical training/support Supply-chain management

Certification in general can provide many benefits to producers, including premium prices, access to fast-growing local, regional, and international markets, access to additional funding and technical assistance, as well as other benefits in providing support for local economies. Regenerative agriculture, and the closely-related concept of holistic agricultural management, describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity. Many countries will become increasingly vulnerable to droughts. To some extent, this could lead to a vicious circle: devastating droughts cause soil loss and degradation, which in turns leads to more droughts, crop failure, and famine. One way to break this cycle is by implementing land restoration programs. Regenerative farming practices can be helpful in this regard. Such programs strengthen soil health and create all sorts of positive long-term effects. As an innovation, the rapid, extensive implementation of Regenerative Organic Certification in developing economies, provides an opportunity for emerging markets to become global leaders in this sector. By implementing regenerative farming practices as soon as possible, producers in emerging markets can have a first-mover advantage, and establish themselves as leaders in the field of regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture certification will also strenghten relationships with customers and the community of other growers.

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Regulatory aspects

Maturity level

Gaining traction

Criteria

Climate mitigation Climate adaptation Water use Soil health Reducing biodiversity loss Increasing agrobiodiversity

SDG target

SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 15: Life on Land

Context

Urban Peri-urban Rural Marine/Coastal

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What Does the New Regenerative Organic Certification Mean for the Future of Good Food?
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Article describing the benfits of the novel regenerative agriculture certification compared to traditional "organic" certifications.
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Shared by Maurizio Cattaneo RAS: Regenerative Agriculture Systems