This is a concept that encompasses the management and restoration of natural or modified ecosystems. At Bioeconomy Smart Systems we analyze and recommend tailor-made practices to improve soil management, avoid deforestation and produce a higher genetic diversity in agriculture to achieve socio-economic and environmental benefits.

Furthermore, the implementation of such practices will enhance the corporate image of our clients, fulfill socio-environmental responsibility goals and raise awareness among an audience and investors ever more concerned and committed to our planet.

The Miyawaki Forest Restoration Method

Named after the famous Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki, this method consists of the creation of forests, where there were previously none, by planting native species from the area, which can be categorized in four combined groups: main tree species, sub-species, shrubs, and grasses.

We pursue the following procedure:

  • The soil of the site is analyzed and improved with local amendments
  • Various species of seedlings are planted randomly
  • The site is monitored, watered and weeded for a period of two to three years so the new forest can survive by itself in the future

And there are a host of benefits, such as:

  • Older trees store carbon, while younger ones sequester it
  • Forests cool down temperatures, generate oxygen, and regulate rain, wind and clean water
  • Forests are home to terrestrial biodiversity, reduce erosion, avoid desertification and decrease the impact of floods

Regenerative Agriculture

This is an alternative to capture carbon in the soil due to its emphasis on the health of soils and regenerative potential. These are its basic principles:

  • Do Not Disturb the Soil: Avoid or reduce disturbing the soil by heavy ploughing, which disrupts the environment of the microorganisms, uncovers the fields and causes erosion
  • Crop Rotation:Prioritize crop diversity in order to avoid soil depletion
  • Keep the Soil Surface Covered:Covered surfaces are less likely to become affected by erosion and they promote water filtration
  • Use Residues: Residue product of farming activities must be returned to the soil whenever possible
  • Bring back Grazing Animals: Grazing animals must be part of the agricultural landscape. Their presence boosts biodiversity and contributes to the regeneration of ecosystems

The advantages of this form of farming are reducing CO2 emissions, keeping carbon stored in the soil, and avoiding the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Carbon-rich soils are healthier, hold water much better and its crops successfully withstand harsh climate conditions.

Bioeconomy Smart Systems supports farmers in their transition from traditional agriculture to an agricultural system that relies on this alternative. In addition, we offer the opportunity to obtain our regenerative agriculture quality label, “Climate-friendly Producer”, a step ahead in climate action compared to competitors.