[Forbes] Decreasing Your Carbon Footprint Through Abandoned Farmland Restoration

Agricultural landscape in Ardales, Malaga, Spain
Posted by: Dr. Walter Schindler Category: Environment, Sustainable Agriculture

[Forbes] Decreasing Your Carbon Footprint Through Abandoned Farmland Restoration

Since the 1950s, large-farm abandonment has been occurring in many economically developed nations as well as some economically developing countries. Currently, there are an estimated 950 million to 1.1 billion acres of deserted farmland worldwide, according to Drawdown. This large-scale abandonment partially reflects rural flight and partially reveals consequences of larger trends, including globalization in the food supply chain and climate change events.

Different approaches to restoring abandoned farmland to carbon sinks include restoring native vegetation, establishing tree plantations, introducing livestock or implementing regenerative farming. Continue reading here.

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