Regenerative organic agriculture
Regenerate the earth to feed the plants
Organic Regenerative Agriculture (ORA) today affects several million hectares in various countries. It brings together practices developed by farmers, researchers and scientists from all over the world, to restore balance, interaction and conviviality between living things, natural resources and the environment. Regenerative agriculture includes several interdisciplinary experiences:
holistic management, pasture cropping, agroforestry, permaculture, organic agriculture and keyline design, in order to create ecologically, socially and economically compatible and regenerative models.
Manure, pruning remains, transformation residues and other elements that are considered a waste, often cumbersome, are enhanced to prepare preparations that restore life and fertility to the soil and nourish the plants.
Fertilizers and soil improvers can be prepared with aerobic composting. They reactivate the soil and enrich it with organic matter and microorganisms.
Biofertilizers can be created with anaerobic fermentation.They rebalance the nutritional state of the plants.
Mineral solutions for the defense of crops can be prepared with basic mineral elements.
Each preparation tries to maximize company and local resources, to increase production efficiency.
ORA regenerates soils, enhancing biodiversity, through remineralization, carbon sequestration, microbiological reactivation.
The fermentations, the solubility of the elements and the degradation of the organic substance are studied by the ORA and put back in a simplified form in the hands of the farmers.
It therefore represents the alternative to conventional synthetic agriculture, because it eliminates its products. Producers who practice regenerative agriculture at the same time obtain a decrease in production costs and independence from external resources of petroleum technological matrix such as fertilizers, herbicides, agrochemicals, biotechnology, mechanization and fuels.
“Regeneration” is the password.
Jairo Restrepo Rivera, Colombian, main expert, scholar, agronomist and researcher of Regenerative Organic Agriculture, has been organizing training meetings in Latin America, Australia and Europe for three decades. In Italy he has carried out training courses in Lombardy, Puglia, Veneto, Campania, Basilicata, Tuscany and Trentino Alto Adige since 2010.
Jairo Restrepo Rivera covered topics related to Organic and Regenerative Agriculture, in a course, held from 6th to 8th February 2015, at the Nuovo Cilento Cooperative, including: composting; reproduction and activation of microorganisms; crop nutrition and defense with liquid biofertilizers and mineral solutions; soil protection from erosion; animal welfare and nutrition. The course alternated theoretical moments with practical exercises with field preparation of the various preparations.
Matteo Mancini, agronomist of DEAFAL (http://www.deafal.org/), has set up composting of pomace with extraordinary results, unique in the world and has taught courses on the life of the soil at the Nuovo Cilento Cooperative.
The biofertilizer and compost products have been used in the cooperative’s vegetable gardens, in the wheat fields, in the olive groves with excellent results.
Remarkable in all moments is the collaboration of Angelo Avagliano (http://www.tempadelfico.com/).
Products that can be used in organic farming in the fight against the olive oil fly:
– FERTILIZER FERTILIZER (Product sheet)
– CUBAN ZEOLITE (Product details)
– NATURAL CAOLINE (Product sheet)
For information contact Dott. Agr. Alferio Romito tel. 3398471226
To produce more extra virgin olive oil in Cilento:
Organic Regenerative Agriculture: Deafal and the Nuovo Cilento cooperative
The Pascal method for growing nutrient-rich plants without watering them
Soil is a living organism