Cargill Partners with Regrow to Give Farmers Access to Ecosystem Markets
Building sustainable food supply chains is critical for the future of our planet. Agriculture is one of the largest drivers of climate change today — a problem that’s been acknowledged by farmers, food companies and consumers. At Regrow, we’ve been working diligently to bring stability and resilience to our food supply chains, with the knowledge that agriculture can become part of the solution to climate change.
We’re thrilled to announce that Regrow technology is powering the Cargill RegenConnect™ program, which is designed to increase adoption of regenerative (sustainable) agriculture practices and incentivize farmers for improved soil health and positive environmental outcomes.
The program connects farmers to the growing carbon marketplace and allows more farmers to be paid for the carbon they sequester, which leads to widespread emissions reductions. Cargill RegenConnect™ gives participants access to Regrow’s measurement, reporting and verification tool (MRV), which makes ecosystem markets scalable, accessible and scientifically rigorous. This empowers farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture practices and increases voluntary adoption of these practices.
Regrow provides a unique opportunity for farmers, corporations and consumers through this platform and facilitates collaboration in transforming our food systems.
“We prioritize farmers, following the scientific principles and creating easy-to-use software that enables climate-forward business,”
said Anastasia Volkova, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Regrow. “Cargill deeply values all three of these core strengths and is committed to enabling the transformation of agriculture from the ground up.”
The industry also recognizes the value of carbon markets and the resilience it can bring to farmers. “Agriculture has an opportunity to utilize carbon markets and regenerative ag to address the global climate challenge and improve economic prospects for farmers,” said Ben Fargher, Vice President of Sustainability in the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain, North America.
“Changes made at the roots of our supply chains will deliver the greatest impact in reducing emissions. We are working hand-in-hand with farmers to lead the way, supporting them with tools, resources – and most importantly, market access – to make the shift to regenerative agriculture.”
Already, we are seeing the impact from this year’s Cargill RegenConnect™ farmers surpassing our expectations. We trust that, with programs like this, we will see wider adoption of regenerative farming and technology enabled by trusted and easy-to-use tools.
To learn more about the Cargill RegenConnect™ program offered by Cargill and powered by the Regrow MRV platform, please, visit https://cargill.regrow.ag/ .