We hear a lot about sustainable agriculture and food production. What if we could produce food while not only trying to preserve what we have, but also improving the soil as a result of our work? Regenerative farming, or soil regeneration farming as it is more commonly known in our country, offers us a way to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, sequester carbon in the soil and make our farms more profitable.
The points above as principles of soil health is often mentioned. By following these guidelines and using the right techniques, we can create social, environmental and economic benefits.
Everything is connected in the soil and in the whole ecosystem. A careful farmer is able to see these interconnections and act with the whole system in mind. One indicator of success is that the services provided by a healthy soil ecosystem take many of the burdens off the shoulders of the farmer. Another indicator of success in regenerative farming is higher profitability with reduced costs.
In addition to the social and ecological benefits, it is important for farmers that the switchover is also economically viable. The following factors affect the increase in farm profitability:
The condition of our farmland is constantly deteriorating due to intensive farming practices. The benefits listed above are not only significant in the short term, but will also have a major impact on the living conditions of future generations. We want to leave our children a farmland that is rich and full of life.
Fortunately, regenerative agriculture is becoming more and more widespread in our country, so farmers have access to a wide range of sources for the technological elements needed to make the transition. Machinery manufacturers and input material traders are also increasingly thinking about the needs of farmers who are no longer ploughing.