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Regenerative Agriculture

Scarabée Regenerative suspended all of its activities soon after the 2020 explosion at the port of Beirut.

 

We are regrettably still in suspension until further notice.

Why?

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The once Fertile Crescent, reduced to a degraded and eroded landscape, is but a mere shadow of its ancient self. Centuries of tillage and overgrazing, combined with the last seventy years of mechanized, synthetic agriculture has led to the loss of arable lands, the toxification of soils and water supplies.

 

Compromised agricultural systems unable to feed societies, have triggered severe food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition in the region. This in turn, aggravates the already volatile social and political situation, and fuels migrations to Northern countries, exacerbating refugee crises.

 

COVID-19 now tips the scales to an even more critical point, causing economic downfall and halting imports. These factors have compounded, creating an impending famine now evident in Lebanon; a once fertile country unable to feed itself.

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture is humanity’s chance to restore balance to the planet. It describes a set of farming and grazing practices aimed at reviving pasture and agricultural lands, by focusing on soil health. Regenerating depleted soils increases food production and the nutritional content of crops.

The principles of Regenerative Agriculture are universally applicable and include: agroforestry, silvopasture, conservation tillage, maximized crop diversity, perennial plantings, crop rotation, in farm fertility, livestock integration and managed grazing. Farm practices always work towards these goals and are context specific — varying depending on region, soil, crops and climate.

 

Regenerative Agriculture practices builds soils by increasing soil organic matter and in the process, ecosystem biodiversity is restored, water cycles are filtered and replenished, and carbon dioxide is sequestered. The benefits on society and the planet are overreaching. Practices such as agroecology alone "can simultaneously increase farm productivity and food security, improve incomes and rural livelihoods, and reverse the trend towards species loss and genetic erosion." (UN)

Supporting Organizations

Kiss the Ground logo.
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Soukel Tayeb logo.

Partnership with:

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