NORAM Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Health Program
Location: USA (10 states)
Commodities: Danone focuses on grains (Corn Grain/silage, Oats, Wheat, Barley, Alfalfa, Soy), Almonds and Milk farming
Scale: Our target is to reach 100k acres by 2023. In 2020 we have reached 75k acres, 26 dairies and their grower footprint
Start & end date: 2017 – no end date
Project phase: Proof of concept (recruiting the farmer for the pilot farms)
Farming Model: Established large farms
Type of sourcing: Direct sourcing from farmers
Key partners: Sustainable Environmental Consultants (EcoPractices); National Fish and Wildlife foundation; Soil Health Institute; Green America; Cornell University
Description:Accompany our farmers in the transition towards regenerative agriculture by implementing best practices on soil, biodiversity and water management
Practices: Cover crops and mulching, no-till or reduced till, increased and more diverse crop rotations, soil moisture probes, wildlife coxes, increased biodiversity in rotation and as small habitats, reduced chemical inputs, increased manure application efficiency, energy audits, water risk assessments
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