Producer-Driven Regenerative Solutions Across Geographies and Ecosystems
Co-host Session: FOLU and EDF
Unsustainable agricultural practices combined with the environmental impacts of crossing the planetary boundaries is resulting in widespread soil degradation and threatening food security. Sustainable food production, healthy ecosystems, and carbon sequestration are cyclically linked. This event will highlight this relationship and explore the potential for well-managed food production techniques to improve soil health, sequester carbon and improve biodiversity while also improving producer livelihoods across a variety of geographies and food production-linked ecosystems.
Productive and regenerative agriculture can help deliver climate resilience by maintaining and enhancing soil health, diversifying incomes for farmers and driving positive nutrition outcomes. By combining the principles of agroecology/ agroforestry with collaborative (between e.g., local producers/farmers/ranchers, NGOs, companies), rights-based approaches that center the needs and perspectives of the impacted producer communities it’s possible to maintain or restore healthy ecosystems and ecosystem service provisioning while providing food and livelihoods for an equitable, sustainable, and climate-resilient future.
Speakers will demonstrate how collaborative, context-specific approaches can boost soil health, protect forests, enhance biodiversity and increase carbon sequestration at the farm, and discuss what data and evidence is needed to better understand context specific outcomes and to see how local outcomes can be scaled to tackle broader landscape and global challenges.