Regenerative Agriculture In the Middle-East
Scarabée Regenerative is working in Lebanon to share Regenerative Agriculture principles and practices as the most cost-effective solution to the food crisis.
We work to teach regenerative farming methods and help farmers afford the transition away from a costly synthetic agriculture. By reducing input costs of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fuel for mechanized equipment, farmers can become more profitable. And by building healthy soils, farmers produce abundant nutritious foods further benefiting them and the communities they feed.
Depending on the success of our efforts in Lebanon, we would love to expand into neighboring countries.
Our Initial Focus Is Lebanon:
Joining the local conversation in ecological agriculture.
Introducing farmers and gardeners to Regenerative Agriculture principles and practices with our website content and blog.
Guiding farms to Regenerative Agriculture practices.
Raising funds to transition struggling farmers.
On Site Consultation/Management
Farm Groups Consultation
Our blog will be updated regularly with relevant content and previously answered questions will be posted on our answer board.
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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 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)