The Revolutionary Impact of Regenerative Agriculture on Ecosystem Restoration and Land Vitality: A Review

Maragani Vamshi *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, School of Agricultural Sciences, Mallareddy University, Hyderabad -500100, India.

R. Jagadeesan

ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Virinjipuram, Vellore -632 104, India.

Hanumanta D Lamani

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences GKVK, Bangalore 560065, India.

Sandeep Rout

Faculty of Agriculture, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Odisha -754006, India.

R VijayKumar

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, AP, India.

Jagadesh M

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, India.

Kushal Sachan

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Techonolgy Kanpur U.P -208002, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The revolutionary impact of regenerative agriculture on ecosystem restoration and land vitality in India delineates the nuances of its principles, practices, and the symbiotic relationship with community engagement and policy frameworks. Regenerative agriculture, a holistic approach prioritizing soil health, biodiversity, water management, and carbon sequestration, emerges as a critical solution to the challenges of soil degradation, biodiversity loss, and climate change faced by Indian agriculture. Through a synthesis of comparative studies and case analyses, this review highlights the tangible benefits of regenerative practices, such as enhanced soil structure, fertility, and microbial health, alongside improved water infiltration and conservation, underscoring the pivotal role of biodiversity in bolstering farm resilience and ecological balance. The narrative further delves into the socio-economic dimensions, examining the economic viability, knowledge dissemination, and the vital role of measurement and verification in scaling regenerative practices. Community and societal engagement, pivotal for fostering consumer demand for regeneratively produced products and collective restoration efforts, is identified as a cornerstone for the transition towards sustainable agriculture. Moreover, the review identifies the need for long-term impact studies to monitor ecosystem changes and assess global scalability. By integrating scientific research with policy analysis, the review advocates for innovations in regenerative techniques, aligned with precision agriculture, and underscores the necessity of supportive policy and economic incentives to catalyze the transition towards regenerative agriculture in India, thereby contributing to global food security and environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Regenerative, ecosystem, restoration, vitality, sustainable, biodiversity


How to Cite

Vamshi, M., Jagadeesan , R., Lamani, H. D., Rout , S., VijayKumar , R., Jagadesh M, & Sachan , K. (2024). The Revolutionary Impact of Regenerative Agriculture on Ecosystem Restoration and Land Vitality: A Review. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 28(4), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.9734/jgeesi/2024/v28i4760

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