Diversified Farming Systems: A Guide for Soil Regeneration
The use of heavy machinery, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides in intensive farming have all contributed to the deterioration of the soil's health, which is the primary focus of regenerative agriculture. Within the next half-century, there may not be enough soil left to grow food on to feed the entire world.The process of constructing (or rebuilding) healthy soil is what's meant to be referred to when using the term "soil regeneration." The good news is that there are ways to reanimate dead soil and to sustainably nourish the ecosystem that lives beneath the surface, which may include plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other organisms. Diversified farming systems are the practice of producing a variety of crops or animals, or both, on one farm, as opposed to specializing in a single commodity (monoculture). This refers to a set of methods and tools developed to produce food in a sustainable manner by leveraging ecological diversity at plot, field, and landscape scales. The benefits include a constant or increasing farm revenue, more efficient use of land; machinery, buildings, or labor, less need for work outside of the farm, and the production of a broader range of healthy crops that can be used for subsistence.