Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles, processes and practices that actively enriches soils, biodiversity of the soil microbes, the overall ecosystem and watersheds while effectively increasing soil fertility and agricultural yields. Most practitioners believe that Regenerative Agriculture can improve the resilience of the farmer and rancher economically, as well as the well-being of the surrounding communities.
SymSoil Inc., as a microbe farmer and soil blender, may be overly focused on the role of the soil microbes in plant health. Our science staff approaches Regenerative Agriculture from the perspective of training in permaculture, Korean Natural Farming, carbon chemistry and Dr Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web. From our perspective, Regenerative Agriculture draws on centuries of what worked in agricultural practices before the introduction of agrichemicals, as well as decades of applied research in the fields of organic farming, holistic management, agroecology, agroforestry, biodynamic agriculture and natural farming from around the world.
This article Regenerating Supply at the Growing Edge of the Natural Products Industry, by Luke Smith of Terra Genesis International, gives a brief history of the Regenerative Agriculture movement.