Regenerative farming is a philosophy (followed by a set of agricultural practices) that aims to reverse the process of natural resource depletion caused by industrial farming.
Regenerative farming aims to build healthy soil for years to come, increase biodiversity, restore balance in ecosystems and mitigate climate change.
Regenerative farming incorporates many practices used in other, more holistic agricultural systems, without completely rejecting the use of chemicals.
Rather, it seeks to minimize mechanical operations and the use of inputs that can cause damage to soil organic matter and living organisms.
FoodChainID Regenerative Farming Standard is an independent, globally applicable, voluntary certification scheme that incorporates environmental elements and regenerative farming requirements for soil health and land management.
The standard is applicable to individual producers, groups of producers, as well as processing and commercial companies according to the following three certification categories:
The basic principles of regenerative farming are:
Advantages of the standard:
Bioagricert has joined the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA), promoted by Patagonia as an approved certifier and is able to offer the certification service useful for the use of the Regenerative Organic Certified® brand on organic products that also respect the regenerative farming specifications of this organization.