ADM and PepsiCo strike regenerative agriculture agreement

Defined as a set of farming principles that improve and restore ecosystems while building resilience, regenerative agriculture includes practices that aim to make soil healthier, sequester carbon, improve watershed health and biodiversity, and strengthen farmer livelihood. 

The long-term commercial agreement will create a large-scale platform to help farmers transition land to regenerative agriculture beginning with corn, soy, and wheat farmers across Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, and Nebraska with the opportunity of further expansion.

Over the next few years, ADM and PepsiCo will introduce farm-first regenerative agriculture methods such as cover crops, reduced tillage, nutrient management, diverse crop rotations, and responsible pesticide use.

The companies also plan to provide participants with technical and financial assistance, offering access to peer regenerative farming networks, hosting educational field days, and tracking results using trusted, third-party measurement systems.

If able to reach its goal of transitioning to 2 million acres of land, the partnership could eliminate 1.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses at the farm level while creating more value for farmers, claimed PepsiCo.

“At its core, PepsiCo is an agricultural company working to spread regenerative agriculture practices that restore the earth and reduce carbon emissions to 7 million acres (an area approximately equal to its entire global farm footprint) by 2030. This partnership with ADM marks a sea change in how PepsiCo engages with strategic partners and is expected to help us reach almost one-third of that goal,”​ said Jim Andrew, chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo. 

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