A recent study by Bain & Company and Nature United, the Canadian affiliate organization of the Nature Conservancy, shows that transitioning to regenerative farming techniques can help farmers reduce their emissions and increase profits. It says emissions could be cut in half per hectare farmed (one hectare is equivalent to 2.47 acres).
Bain provides consulting to companies that supply farmers or buy from farmers and process their commodities. “We want to add to the list of the tools that we suggest and recommend to our clients when we are discussing climate change strategies,” said Fernando Martins, a partner at Bain. He added that the number of Bain consultants who advise on regenerative agriculture grew from about a few people in early 2020 to dozens this year. The study comes out of a larger, higher-level study by Nature United that outlines natural climate solutions for Canada including regenerative farming, agroforestry, and grassland protection.