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The second day of the first edition of the @worldlivingsoilsforum proposed by Moët Hennessy started in Arles, Provence, with the first plenary session, “Regenerating soils, good practices”, in the presence of Stefania Avanzini, Director of OP2B, Yann-Gaël Rio, Vice President of Nature and Agriculture at Danone, Felipe Villela, Founder of ReNature, and Marc-André Selosse, Professor and Biologist at the French National Museum of Natural History.
All these experts discussed the following question: why is it important to share good practices in agriculture and viticulture to ensure a desirable future?
Here are the key points to remember from this plenary session:
✅ 26 companies joined together in an alliance coalition in 2019 in OP2B. Danone created the “Farming for Generations Alliance” the same year to promote regenerative agriculture
✅ Peer learning is essential. There are networks of pilot farms where good practices are shared. It is important to show what is done, what works and what does not
✅ There is not one single way to proceed. Farmers need to experiment, to take ownership of experimentation
✅ Consumers must be aware of the issues. They need to be made aware of the issue of soil regeneration, to be educated, to be conscious that they have a role to play
✅ Farmers must drive this change