The average farmer in Malawi relies on subsistence farming and struggles to afford seeds and chemical fertilizers, resulting in low yields.
Regenerative agriculture will not be realised at a meaningful scale without the buy-in of millions of smallholder farmers.
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing plant and can live a long life, accompanying the forest until its maturity.
Expand urban farming practices worldwide to rekindle our relationship with fresh, diverse, nutritious, and just food.
“…even after the project is phased out, the farmers will be able to make compost on their own because they’re using resources next to their door step as compared to the government.”
Agroforestry is helping return life to the land in Central America. Root systems help prevent rainwater runoff and soil erosion and “build terraces of fertility over time”. The plants also sequester carbon and provide the community with a wider variety of food. So far, over 400,000 trees have been planted across 125 villages.
A persistent argument against forest restoration is that tree plantations do not provide any food or market access. How do we reconcile the need for tree cover and the need for food and other products?
Sunn hemp, a tropical plant primarily grown as a cover crop or green manure, has increased dramatically in popularity over the last decade. Originally from India, it’s easy to understand what makes it so popular among vegetable and row crop farmers in the United States.
Biomass is fundamental to circular agricultural systems. Estimates of above- and below ground biomass carbon were combined with a tree cover analysis to estimate the increase in biomass. Global increases (4−6 PgC for incremental change; 12−19 PgC for systemic change) highlight substantial mitigation potential. Increasing global tree cover on agricultural land by 10% would sequester more than 18 PgC.
The hardy root crop could be part of the solution to the grain supply challenges aggravated by the Ukraine war