The primary goal of regenerative agriculture is focused on restoring and maintaining soil health, which is accomplished through the use of such methods as "no-till" or "reduced-till" practices, the use of cover crops, diverse crop rotations, rotational animal grazing patterns, etc. Through these practices, this can have the combined effect of allowing for greater soil carbon sequestration, storing greater amounts of CO2 in the soil as opposed to the atmosphere, thus helping to reverse the impacts of climate change. At the same time, by strengthening soil health, this can allow for farmlands to become more resilient against extreme weather shocks (increasing climate resiliency), in addition to fighting against pathogens and pests. In turn, this can lead to decreased input dependency as pesticide and herbicide use declines, helping to quell local pollution such as eutrophication from excess nutrient runoff from fields. Furthermore, no-till practices also help to reduce soil erosion as well as encourage greater water infiltration of the soil.