Regenerative Agriculture with Balbo Jr, Lovins, Potočnik and MacArthur
7.4 billion and counting – that’s a lot of mouths to feed. Can we provide food for all these people under today’s linear agriculture practices; dependent on large amounts of fossil energy and degrading soil ecosystems? In this panel at the 2016 CE100 Annual Summit, voices from different continents and backgrounds outline the alternative approach of regenerative agriculture.
Leontino Balbo Jr, CEO of Native brings his experience in transitioning his sugar crop to a regenerative practice that embraces biodiversity and rebuilds natural capital; Janez Potočnik shares the latest research on the enabling conditions to catalyse bio-innovation; and Hunter Lovins gives us the bird’s eye view – are we on track for a revolution in agriculture? The session was facilitated by Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.