Regenerative Agriculture

At Tradin Organic, we believe that regenerative organic farming is key to growing healthy and nutritious food ingredients for now and for future generations. Regenerative organic practices go beyond the organic certification and help to restore and improve soil health. On top of this, regenerative agriculture helps to sequester carbon from the air into our soils, which is crucial to combat climate change. Only if we protect our soils, will we be able to grow enough nutritious food to feed our planet. We are proud to be working with some of the world’s most innovative organic farmers, who are pioneering regenerative practices at their farms. We are committed to support our farmers to adopt regenerative practices and protect the health of their soils.

Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

Our organic citrus juice suppliers in South Africa are truly passionate about growing organic citrus in a regenerative way. Over the years, they have developed a system of regenerative practices to help build a healthy and productive soil. This ingenious system involves a closed cycle and lots of manure. The farmers grow lucerne (alfalfa) as a forage crop. Part of the lucerne is fed to the cows that live on the farm and these four-legged employees also get to feast on the left over citrus pulp and peels from the processing of the citrus juice. The cows are in charge of producing manure, a key ingredient for compost. The compost helps to add nutrients to the soil and restore the soil quality in a natural way. This closed-loop system helps to keep waste to a minimum and promotes soil health.

Protecting the Rainforest

Protecting the Rainforest

With a passion for protecting the rainforest, our organic ginger supplier in Peru is standing up to conventional farmers who use slash and burn techniques. Our supplier provides training and technical support to their organic farmers to help them manage the soil fertility of their farms. The farmers apply different organic and biodynamic fertilizers to reintroduce organic matter into the soil. Additionally, they use a crop rotation system to help the soil to regenerate its nutrients in a natural way. These production practices require a lot of hard work and commitment to the environment but the farmers understand the rewards of their efforts. With proper organic soil management, the soil remains fertile for many years and it is no longer necessary to claim new farmland by cutting down and burning the rainforest.

Pioneering Compost Production

Pioneering Compost Production

Our organic coconut farmers in the Philippines have used their Fairtrade premium income to set up a pioneering vermicomposting project. Vermicomposting uses earthworms to break down organic matter and create a potent organic compost. Vermicompost is packed with nutrients and, by adding the compost to their plantations, our farmers are helping to boost their soil health. 

Pushing Back the Desert

Pushing Back the Desert

Our organic goji berries are grown on the Tibetan Plateau in China. These dry, wind-swept plains are at serious risk of desertification. Our organic goji berry project is helping to reclaim soil from the encroaching desert. The project is part of an effort to replant these dry highlands with goji plants and other drought resistant plants and shrubs, in order to stop soil erosion and to push back the desert. This replanting effort is helping to capture nutrients and maintain a healthy soil.

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