An open source, peer-reviewed literature review of regenerative agriculture
One of our core beliefs is that knowledge should be open and shared, so that we all get stronger together. So, we created an open source literature review which pulls together peer-reviewed data about the impacts of regenerative agriculture. If you’ve ever wondered ‘Can regenerative agriculture stop climate change?’ or ‘How much carbon can soil sequester?’ you can find the up-to-date peer-reviewed research on those questions in this resource.
The resource covers:
- The physical science underpinning regenerative agriculture, including carbon sequestration, water cycles, nutrient cycles, and biodiversity.
- Different production systems, including grazing, cropping, trees, pigs and poultry.
- Measurements of regenerative agriculture impacts relative to industrial agriculture impacts, e.g. land degradation and productivity, human health, and more.
- How people are identifying, mapping and accounting regenerative agriculture.
- Barriers to adoption of regenerative agriculture.
- Enablers for adoption of regenerative agriculture.
- Pathways to Regenerative Agriculture.
It provides a one or two-sentence summary of key journal articles across these topics.
Contribute to keeping this document live
This document is live and constantly evolving. We welcome comments and contributions to a resource that is intended as a knowledge base for all. Except in exceptional circumstances (eg where data is very new), additions should be from peer reviewed sources. In most cases we have captured the key “take-away” for each article without commentary. The detailed references are provided in the pages at the end of the document.
This work draws on research conducted by Open Food Network Australia for the ClimateWorks Land Use Futures project.
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