What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is a process of farming techniques to increase the biodiversity and soil fertility by using non-pesticide farming methods.
Regenerative agriculture is a process of making or creation of organic food.
This is one of the sub-sectors of organic farming. And it removes unhealthy soils and strengthens the soil fertility to protect the earth or increase biodiversity.
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The father of the word “Regenerative Organic Agriculture” is Robert Rodale the founder of Rodale Institute.
The main benefits of regenerative organic agriculture are
- To increase the soil fertility by using non-chemical methods
- Create awareness among farmers and motivate them in regards organic farming
- Restore soil, water, and biodiversity by using effective methods like Keyline design, agroforestry, and holistic management.
Regenerative agricultural practices go beyond the natural and feasible horticulture.
Regenerative Agriculture is a combo of organic farming, agro-ecology, Permaculture, and agro-forestry.
Organic Farming is an integrated farming system. It used to enhance the fertility in soils, increase the biodiversity and strives the sustainability. It prohibits usage of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
One type of meaning for ecology is movement or practice to protect the environment. Agroecology is the tactics used to protect agriculture production system.
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The inner meaning of Permaculture is “Permanent Agriculture”. It means working with nature rather than against and catches the nature gifts carefully and preserves it for future. Don’t dilute it.
It is a process to protect our lands by using trees or shrubs in the event of floods. Means it reduces soil erosion. In this trees are planted around the fields like a fence or one chosen area. In this Biodiversity is more rather than conventional systems. By using this we may participate in sustainable systems like climate change also.
These four systems are interlinked with each other. The goal of the above four is pesticide free sustainable farming.
Methods may use in organic regenerative agriculture:
Now Regenerative organic agriculture is being conducted by many countries with the rejection of using harmful pesticides. Because this may lead to harm soils, crops, human and animals health too.
- Rather than above techniques try to encouraging ladybugs and minute pirate bugs also. These are predatory beneficial insects that eat pests in the fields and flew away.
- Use least chemical pesticides and herbicides for neutralization of the fertile in the yields.
- Use crop rotation technique to grow various crops in the same area in different seasons. This technique boosts the crop fertility also.
- More focus on by using natural ways (biological pest controls) to enhance the quality of soil and the cultivated crops
How will this organic regenerative agriculture help to Agri-entrepreneurs?
In this regenerative agriculture, all the methods they used to restore the soil are eco-friendly and non-chemical.
So, if upcoming Agro-entrepreneurs will think and stall a business in this way, surely get success.
Here I am mentioning some tips and strategic plans to stall agro-based business
Regenerative Agriculture based businesses are
(1) Earthworm’s business
(2) Organic Pest controls (Neem Oil Creation and selling)
(3) Organic Compost management
(4) Weed Management contract
1) Earthworm’s business–
This is a good and low investment business.
Every farmer needs earthworms for eco-friendly organic farming.
These earthworms help to increase the water and air content in the soil.
They convert leaves and grass as a fertilizer to earth.
2) Organic pest controls (Neem oil creation and use) :
Neem oil is the best organic pesticide for external usages.
This neem oil is extracted from neem fruits and leaves.
It effectively used for over 600 species of pests.
It also used to enhance synthetic pesticide actions by mixing of neem oil with that.
3) Organic Compost management:
Organic compost is the main ultimate source to enrich the fertile in the soil. It is the process of decomposing the organic waste.
A few know the exact way to compost their waste. So they throw it away.
Why can’t use this chance to establish organic compost business?
The only thing you need is waste collecting agents. If you bare it, this is the best source of income.
4) Weed management contract:
weed means unwanted plants that are grown in between lanes of yield.
These are having vigorous growth. Because of this weed growth, desirable plants growth reduce drastically.
So every farmer needs to remove this type of weeds in their farming yields.
In this fast growing world, labors availability is less as compared to fast.
If you try to manage and arrange labors in the required timings, your businesses grow up too fast.