Impacts of Agricultural Plastic Use: FAO Assessment

FAO. 2021. Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability – A call for action. 

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"This report presents the results of a study on agricultural plastic products used globally in a range of different value chains. Sustainable alternative products or practices were identified for products assessed as having high potential to cause harm to human and ecosystem health or having poor end-of-life management. The authors hope that the study will provide an impetus for discussion about the use of agricultural plastics, their benefits and trade-offs, and ultimately stimulate action to reduce their potential for harm to human health and the environment." Regenerative Agroforestry systems are highly stratified, making the use of agricultural plastics for weed suppression obsolete. Contact us to help you reduce your use of agricultural plastics on your farm!

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Upcoming Webinar Series

On-line Regenerative Agroforestry Training for small-scale and backyard farmers

The first webinar in a series of three trainings will begin in early 2022. The webinar will focus on small scale and backyard family farms for food security and climate resilience. This webinar will be accessible to anyone interested in designing, planting and managing their own regenerative agroforest. Webinars will be held 1 day/ week for 4 weeks.

 

Agroforestry Standards for Regenerative Agriculture

This innovative research paper examines how agroforestry practices can advance regenerative agriculture’s five core environmental concerns: soil fertility and health, water quality, biodiversity, ecosystem health, and carbon sequestration and proposes a framework and general, measurable criteria for an agroforestry standard that could potentially be implemented as a standalone standard or built into existing agriculture, forestry, or resource conservation certification programs.