SIMPLI'S REGENERATIVE ORGANIC PROGRAM
Seeing how destructive traditional agriculture was for our planet, with rural farming communities in regions having limited access to education, economic security, and essential resources, SIMPLi saw first-hand the urgent need to revitalize our soil while improving the livelihoods of farmers. This inspired the development of SIMPLi’s Regenerative Pathway Program (RPP), which supports farmers with resources to achieve regenerative organic certification.
By focusing solely on ingredients that uphold environmental stewardship and working directly with growers to ensure their farming practices meet regenerative organic standards, SIMPLi has optimized its operations to limit carbon footprint, eliminate fraudulent activity in the supply chain, and scale each farmer for growth.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE?
Regenerative organic agriculture has been in practice for thousands of years. Indigenous populations have long protected the environment and preserved biodiversity in our ecosystems through land management and regenerative organic farming practices like minimal soil disturbance, crop rotations, and animal grazing.
“We can’t speak about regenerative organic agriculture without speaking about indigenous agriculture.” – SIMPLi co-founder SARELA HERRADA
WHY IS FARMING REGENERATIVELY IMPORTANT?
It's critical we make changes to our food system that offer solutions to the climate crisis. The world's food systems are responsible for one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. According to the USDA, up to 15 tons of carbon per acre per year can stay locked in the Earth as long as regenerative practices are maintained.
Regenerative organic farming implements agricultural practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in carbon drawdown, less water usage, and healthier soil that can grow more nutrient-dense foods.