Regenerative Agriculture

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Regenerative agriculture practices support healthy soil, people, animals and the environment. Farming and ranching practices such as cover cropping, rotational grazing and minimizing tillage can help replenish the land and boost the ability of farms and communities to weather the unpredictable effects of climate change. Regenerative agriculture not only improves soil health but also provides sequesters carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Increasingly, consumers are demanding traceable, ethical products and greater responsibility and transparency from the companies that make them. Regenerative agriculture provides an opportunity for companies to transform their products and supply chains from being pollution-emitters to being part of a solution that fights climate change while supporting farmers and building a more resilient food system.

Companies and brands can use regenerative sourcing to meet their climate targets and other corporate responsibility goals. Through encouraging or incentivizing suppliers to implement regenerative practices, brands can drive change throughout their supply networks and accelerate their sustainability strategy.

Services

NSF offers our expert services to help your company reach its regenerative goals:

  • Benchmarking analysis of current brand practices
  • Setting a strategy to engage in regenerative sourcing
  • Assistance prioritizing suppliers, ingredients and products
  • Choosing the right regenerative framework for measurement or certification
  • Identifying resources to position suppliers and farmers for success
  • Implementing your regenerative program and tracking progress

NSF can accelerate your progress on regenerative agriculture goals.

Wherever you are today, NSF will help you advance with strategies, implementation and demonstrating impact.

Why Work With NSF?

Work with NSF to accelerate your progress on regenerative by designing your approach, implementing programs, and communicating your impact with credibility. Our unique experience is what sets NSF apart.

Our commitment is demonstrated through our work with the Regenerative Organic Alliance in helping develop and launch its certification program. In addition to serving as the scheme manager for the Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) program, which includes creating documentation, systems and processes to support a successful launch, NSF serves as the oversight body and is responsible for approving certification bodies.

Additionally, we serve as a Design Team Partner on development of the Soil Carbon Initiative, an outcome-based, verifiable standard designed to improve soil health and build soil carbon by encouraging the shift to regenerative agricultural practices.

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