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Ecological Regenerative Agriculture (ERA)

Ecological Regenerative Agriculture is acircular farming method that minimizes negative environmental impacts on the Baltic Sea and other waters. At the same time, cultivation has a positive impact on the climate by increasing the amount of organic matter in the soil and thus binding carbon into the ground, and a so-called carbon sinks is created. In Ecological Regenerative Agriculture there is a balance between the number of animals and land area, and manure and crops are part of an ecological cycle.

Balance between the number of animals and land area

Ecological Regenerative Agriculture has no more animals than the farm itself can feed. This reduces nutrient leakage into the water, and it becomes unnecessary to purchase fertilizers and fodder that involve a lot of transport and energy consumption.

Good for the Baltic Sea and the climate!

Manure and crops are part of a cycle

A circular farm is largely self-sufficient with animal feeds and manure. Nitrogen from the air is transported to the ground by clover and other leguminous plants that are nitrogen-binding, and this nourishes the following crops. Animal manure and plant residues provide a good microbe diversity in the soil, which in turn help to release other nutrients that are bound in the soil.

Good for biodiversity and soil fertility!

Different crops are grown in crop rotation

Several different types of crops are cultivated in a crop rotation method, where even perennial crops (ley) are included, and depleting monocultures are avoided.

Good for biodiversity and soil fertility!

Grass and clover are grown in perennial leys

Grass and clover are cultivated in perennial leys where large root systems are developed so that the soil organic matter content is built up in the ground, and a carbon sink is created by binding carbon dioxide in the organic material.

Good for the climate and soil fertility!

Artificial fertilizers and chemical pesticides are avoided

Commercial fertilizers and artificial chemical pesticides are avoided to benefit wild plants, animals, insects and microorganisms.

Good for biodiversity and soil fertility!

Animals graze on pastures

Cows or other animals graze on the pastures, creating favorable conditions for many plants and organisms that otherwise would disappear from the landscape. Good grazing methods also increases the organic matter content in the soil, thus carbon dioxide is bound and a carbon sink is created.

Good for the climate and biodiversity!

Latest update: 22 April 2021
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