We need livestock to create one of the few viable solutions available to mitigate climate change. Good agricultural practices can move carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the soil.
South Africa has a population of around 59 million people. Of this population, there are only around 40 thousand commercial farmers. This means that each farming unit provides food for around 1475 people. Now that is a lot of mouths to feed!
Cover crops are one of many mechanisms that can help shift agriculture from destructive and sick to regenerative and healthy.
There is a huge issue in agriculture that most of the research, especially prominent research, is driven by the agrochemical agenda.
There are seven farms which have negative net carbon emissions for the duration of this study. That is amazing! It completely changes the narrative of the negative impact of dairy farming.
Livestock, farming, farmers, meat – they are all often just grouped into one category and linked to negative environmental impacts. This is very unfair.
We have been very encouraged to see improvements. Most farmers working with us have really shown a strong desire to improve the sustainability of their farms.
Agriculture is often pointed at as the source of high greenhouse gas emissions. How can dairy farmers reduce their carbon footprint?
We are borrowing non-renewable resources from past and future generations to support this one. That is the very opposite of sustainable agriculture.