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21 Apr 2023

Regenerative Agriculture – A new concept?

Regenerative agriculture – how does it differs from other popular farming practices like organic farming and sustainable intensification? In this episode, Professor Ken Giller, a professor of plant production systems at Wageningen University, spoke to IFA Chief Scientist Achim Dobermann on the fundamentals of regenerative agriculture and its focus on soil health. The podcast also explores the challenges and opportunities for reversing the loss of biodiversity and the potential impact of regenerative agriculture on agricultural productivity and ecological footprints.

About the guest speaker

Ken Giller is Personal Professor of Plant Production Systems at Wageningen University. His research focuses on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility with emphasis on the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems. He leads a number of initiatives such as N2Africa - Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa. He is co-chair of the Thematic Network 7 on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the United Nations.