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Maximizing Photosynthesis and Root Exudates through Regenerative Agriculture.

Regenerative agriculture is based on a range of food and farming systems that maximize the photosynthesis of plants to capture carbon dioxide and use organic matter biomass and root exudates to store it as soil organic carbon. It can be applied to all agricultural sectors, including cropping, grazing, and perennial horticulture. Meta-reviews and other published studies have found that transitioning to regenerative agriculture systems can result in more sequestration than emissions from agriculture, turning agriculture from a significant emitter to a major mitigator of green house gas emissions
To shift from a significant emitter to a major mitigator of greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture needs to change from the current dominant paradigm of chemically intensive, industrial/conventional systems to regenerative systems by focusing on plant biology and living soil sciences. Maximizing photosynthesis to capture and convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into organic molecules to store as soil organic carbon would be an effective carbon dioxide removal technology to mitigate climate change..
Scaling up 10% of various best practice regenerative agriculture systems is realistic, achievable, and low-cost. Just a percentage of innovators and early adopters applying best practice regenerative systems to their land holdings can significantly contribute to achieving the negative emissions needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C higher than pre-industrial levels.
Reducing emissions and transitioning to renewable energy is no longer sufficient to stop temperatures from exceeding 2oC, the higher limit of the Paris Agreement. Negative emissions are needed to remove the legacy levels of carbon dioxide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that without additional sequestration, global mean surface temperature will increase in 2100 between 3.7°C and 4.8°C higher than pre-industrial levels. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that carbon dioxide removal is essential in limiting global warming to 1.5°C to achieve net negative emissions. It advocated for carbon dioxide removal technologies such as regenerating natural ecosystems, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon sequestration.
There is no need to change 100% of agriculture. Just a percentage of innovators and early adopters applying best practice regenerative systems to their land holdings can significantly contribute to achieving the negative emissions needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C.


Maximizing Photosynthesis and Root Exudates through Regenerative Agriculture to Increase Soil Organic Carbon to Mitigate Climate Change - Regeneration International

To shift from a significant emitter to a major mitigator of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, agriculture needs to change from the current dominant paradigm of chemically intensive, industrial/conventional systems to regenerative systems by focusing on plant biology and living soil sciences. Going to renewables is not enough now and this is why carbon dioxide removal through increasing soil carbon by scaling up best practice regenerative agriculture is critical to keeping the temperature rise below 1.5ºC.

https://regenerationinternational.org/2023/02/16/maximizing-photosynthesis-and-root-exudates-through-regenerative-agriculture-to-increase-soil-organic-carbon-to-mitigate-climate-change/




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