We are in the midst of a climate crisis, that left unchecked may threaten the very existence of humans on this planet. Agriculture has been a meaningful contributor to this crisis. Why? Because the “industrial farming” system that we know today evolved in response to the problem of its generation, namely mass starvation. It succeeded in feeding the world, but these industrial agriculture practices (mass tilling, monocropping, synthetic chemicals, etc.) were implemented without regard for their unintended long-term consequences, and without consideration of the ecological dynamics of agro-ecosystems.
Conventional agriculture is not only emitting large amounts of green house gasses, but also degrading soils/microorganisms that has led to less nutrient dense food, desertification, etc. This dynamic has create a massive negative feedback loop which needs to be reversed in order to solve global warming – the existential threat of our generation.
The good news is that agriculture is one of the few industries that can do a 180-degree change and transition from carbon emitting to carbon sequestering. This can be achieved by converting from industrial to regenerative farming practices. And not only is regenerative farming good for the environment, but also good for the farmer who can triple profitability.
Today’s farmers are excellent, having mastered conventional farming over the last 50+ years. Vayda helps these farmers become experts in regenerative farming by making the transition simple and affordable. Vayda is creating a state of the art digital and physical farming platform that is being rolled out across the United States.
By 2030, Vayda farms and customers will cause annual reductions of carbon emissions by 50mm tons and applications of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides by 30mm applications.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.