Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees: https://ecosia.co/info

For more details on Ecosia’s European regenerative agriculture fund and on how to apply, please go here: https://www.ecosia-regenerative-agriculture.com/apply

Thank you to Benedikt Bösel (Gut&Bösel), Christina Chemnitz (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.) and Paul Wöbkenberg (Ecosia) for their insights and time.

A big thank you to Ackerpulco (IG: @ackerpulco_farm), Emanuel Finckenstein (IG: @__finck__) and Benedikt Bösel (IG: @benediktboesel) for offering us their images.

What is Regenerative Agriculture and can it be scaled?

Regenerative agriculture has no rules. Instead, there are general principles and practices of regenerative agriculture, all of which aim to disturb the soil as little as possible and keep it covered at all times.

Three main principles guide the regenerative approach to agriculture:
Don’t till or over-plough the soil, always have a diverse set of plants on your farm, instead of rows of monocultures and keep your soil covered all year round with plants, crops and trees.

The main goal is not to disturb the soil and to always have green cover on it. Only this way can we protect the soil from erosion, damaging floods and from becoming infertile.

Combined with reforestation, regenerative agriculture could even re-capture most of the CO2 emissions out of the air again. That is why at Ecosia we have launched a competition fund for farmers in Europe to support them in their switch to regenerative practices.

From agroforestry, silvopasture, permaculture or intercropping – the practices of regenerative agriculture are varied and which ones or which set of those you apply will depend on the climate, the quality of your soil and trial and errors on any particular farm.
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Our main sources:

Project Drawdown
https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/regenerative-annual-cropping

AFN, Agriculture Funder News: https://agfundernews.com/regenerative-agriculture-is-getting-more-mainstream-but-how-scalable-is-it.html

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/28/can-we-ditch-intensive-farming-and-still-feed-the-world

One Earth:
https://www.oneearth.org/regenerative-agriculture-and-food-systems/

Metabolic:
https://www.metabolic.nl/publication/global-food-system-an-analysis/

Farming First:

Inequalities in Agriculture: A Threat to Sustainable Development

Carbon Brief:

In-depth Q&A: What does the global shift in diets mean for climate change?

We also based some of our research on several articles by the UN FAO agency, World Bank and the World Resource Institute. Valuable knowledge was equally gathered from some of Ecosia’s tree-planting partners around the world.

Want to LEARN MORE? Here are some helpful resources:

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE?

“Regenerative Agriculture / Regenerative Farming”, @DiscoverAgriculture:

“From the ground up”, The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/soil-matters/ng-interactive/2020/jul/09/regenerative-agriculture-revives-soil-curbs-climate-change

“Agriculture is broken, but we can fix it”, the Ecosia blog:
https://blog.ecosia.org/fix-agriculture/

“From the Ground Up”, directed by Amy Browne:

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Project Drawdown for a broad, multidisciplinary overview of existing and potential solutions across industries that would help avert a climate disaster:
https://www.drawdown.org/

“What we need to do to feed the world”, World resources institute:
https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/12/how-sustainably-feed-10-billion-people-2050-21-charts

“So can we really feed the world? Yes – and here’s how”, Grist
https://grist.org/food/so-can-we-really-feed-the-world-yes-and-heres-how/

WHAT YOU CAN DO

“Eat less. Get healthy. Feed the world.”, Grist
https://grist.org/food/eat-less-get-healthy-feed-the-world/

Make Ecosia your default search engine to plant trees while you search the web: https://ecosia.co/install
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Produced by Fátima González-Torres (IG: @fatilugonzalevic)
Editing & post-production by Sina Samavati (IG: @sinasamavati)
Motion graphics & animation by Sina Samavati
Writing by Fátima González-Torres
Cinematography by Shane Thomas McMillan (IG: @dokumentarian), Gut&Bösel, Ackerpulco and agency footage.
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You can also download Ecosia on your mobile:
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Stay updated on how Ecosia is helping reforest the planet by visiting our blog: https://blog.ecosia.org, on Instagram (@ecosia), on Facebook (@Ecosia).

We also have an online shop! The sales from each t-shirt funds the planting of 20 trees at one of our reforestation sites: https://ecosia.teemill.com/

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17 Comments

  • JohnR2319881222
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    If you want to get this adopted, drop the SJW BULLSHIT. Focus on the sustainability, the natural methods, the nutritional benefits, the yield per acre (in the long run), and the climate change benefits. If you push the “X-justice” angle you’re going to lose 50-70% of people listening, AND IMPORTANTLY you will lose 80-95% of the people who are actually farming and can implement this system.

    I’m all for regenerative ag. But some of the stuff mentioned made me wanna plant roundup ready wheat just to spite you.

  • Kai Skoli
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    Re-adress our selves!. Revolution.. Not be so greedy and leave no seeds behind.. More green jobs our local community needs to get it straight. But not too mono- based stimulate the soil. You dont need a villa, yacht, 3 huts and four cars either. The remembrance will be like he didnt give a rats in any perspective…the carbon footprint we all can take a look into redusing also. Not be remebered as Scrooge yall' know. Peace we need this Earth

  • J&A
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    My finger must have grazed the dislike button in the past and didn't notice bc when I came here it was disliked that's likely the reason for most of the other dislikes mistake corrected

  • DestroyNWO
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    Climate change is not caused by carbon gasses that are produced by humans, but planting trees is a good idea. The Club of Rome came up with the idea of using Climate Change to get people to destroy their nation's economies.

  • Mehmet Nergiz
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    Türkiye'de birçok kişi kullanmasını istiyorsanız Türkçe dil desteği olsun o zaman daha çok kişi kullanır ecosia Türkçe olsun

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