Regenerative agriculture boosts sugar cane yield in Brazil

Signal of change / Regenerative agriculture boosts sugar cane yield in Brazil

By Futures Centre / 12 Feb 2018

Leontino Balbo from Brazil, owner of the world’s largest organic sugar cane farm, has boosted yield through new harvesting techniques that reduce soil compression and soil loss and increase biodiversity and water retention.

Balbo's company Agros Fortis is now developing a weed control robot to spread similar practice to the conventional sector.

So what?

This signal shows the potential of agriculture to contribute to the regeneration of ecosystems, rather than hastening its depletion.

What role will robotics and automation play in diminishing, and even reversing, the negative impact of human food systems on biodiversity?

Sources

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/post-organic 

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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