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Agro-forestry-livestock farming has been and must once again be considered as a fundamental axis of any food, social, cultural, economic, labour, political and environmental system, especially in rural areas, but also in peri-urban and urban environments. In order to be able to feed everyone in a healthy way, without exhausting the natural resources available to us, we must change our practices and habits. Numerous examples are regularly brought to our attention, the most blatant being the imbalance in consumption in different regions and the quantities of food discarded annually. The production of nutritious and affordable food, the responsible and rational use of water, and the dignity of people are vital levers of change in these times.

Soil plays a fundamental role in the current situation of climate change, influenced by the accumulation of so-called greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In its normal dynamics, the soil contributes to the fixation of atmospheric CO2 through the development of vegetation and the performance of photosynthesis, a process in which plants transform carbon dioxide into various polysaccharides.

This document is created with the aim of clarifying a series of concepts and definitions related to Regenerative Agriculture, as well as establishing the bases for the actions which form part of this type of agriculture.

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La agro-silvo-ganadería ha sido y debe volver a ser considerada como eje fundamental de todo sistema alimentario, social, cultural, económico, laboral, político y medioambiental, especialmente en las zonas rurales, pero también en los entornos periurbanos y urbanos. Para poder alimentar a todo el mundo de forma saludable, sin agotar los recursos naturales a nuestro alcance, debemos cambiar nuestras prácticas y hábitos. Numerosos ejemplos saltan a nuestro conocimiento habitualmente siendo el más flagrante el desequilibrio en consumo en las distintas regiones y las cantidades de alimentos desechados anualmente. La producción de alimentos nutritivos y asequibles, el uso responsable y racional del agua y la dignidad de las personas, supone una palanca de cambio vital en estos tiempos.

Además, el suelo juega un papel fundamental en la actual situación de cambio del clima, influenciado por el acumulo en la atmósfera de los llamados Gases de Efecto invernadero. En su dinámica normal, el suelo contribuye a la fijación de CO2 atmosférico a través del desarrollo de la vegetación y la realización de la fotosíntesis, proceso en el cual las plantas transforman el dióxido de carbono en diversos polisacáridos.

Este documento se elabora con el objetivo de aclarar una serie de conceptos y definiciones relacionados con la Agricultura Regenerativa, así como establecer las bases sobre las actuaciones que forman parte de este tipo de agricultura.

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