Type of farm
Pistachios and chestnuts
Markets and grocery stores
The regenerative transition
No chemical inputs
No harrow usage
Transition start date
Mower / 20,000 €
How did you learn about regenerative agriculture?
Various books, articles, podcasts and workshops.
Mulching, residue management, reduced herbicide and fertiliser application, no harrow usage, and increased diversity of tree species.
The benefits of regenerative agriculture
- 25% reduction in water use
- Soil restoration remunerated
through Carbon+ Credits.
1.5% increase in organic matter
More noticeable presence of biodiversity
Reduced soil erosion and increased water retention
- Happiness in his job
- Satisfaction when seeing the ecosystem improve
Further expected benefits
“I believe the future of agriculture and forestry lies partly in some sort of basic payment for good practices that benefit wider society.”
How we collaborate
“Without economic incentives, we are limited to philanthropy and time-limited projects. We need to think long-term and act accordingly.”
Although Ruben is eager to embrace regenerative management, his efforts have been constrained by a lack of funding. He’s now utilising our Carbon+ Program to access additional income and overcome his challenges.
Planned additional practices
Cover crops, organic matter application, increased residue management, and agroforestry
Motivation to join the Carbon+ Program
“I believe the future of agriculture lies in true sustainability, which includes the economic as well as the social and environmental.”
How Ruben expects Climate Farmers to support his transition
With information, advice and funding
Between 5,000€ – 15,000 € per year
(subject to carbon sequestration)
Do you want support for implementing regenerative agriculture?