The intensive agriculture model, which sees agricultural land as a blank canvas to intervene with fertilisers and pesticides from the agro-industry, has progressively diminished soil fertility to zero, increased water and air pollution, and, where practised, extinguished biodiversity.
To rectify this, agriculture needs to revert to its original purpose: producing healthy, nutritious food while simultaneously respecting biodiversity to the highest possible degree. While there are no readily available formulas to accomplish this, one potential approach is regenerative agriculture. This agrarian practice focuses on establishing biosystems that primarily serve to restore soil fertility and vitality, as well as mitigate water and air pollution. By prioritising solutions over profit-driven motives, regenerative agriculture can can be a central part of the solution.
Applied experimental project in regenerative agriculture, using various techniques to revitalise the soil, replenish its fertility, enable carbon sequestration, improve water retention, and foster the presence of microorganisms, fungi, and bacteria. This approach aims to restore the soil to a self-sustaining natural equilibrium and vitality, facilitating optimal food production.
RVF Società Agricola Sperimentale Srl
from 2019 indefinitely
[THE PROJECT IS CURRENTLY BEING DEFINED]
To create an international, highly specialized training course on regenerative agriculture at the Capellino Foundation in San Salvatore Monferrato.