A Global Game-Changer for Arid Lands and the Climate


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Rob Verkerk writes in the Defender:

• Forty percent of the Earth’s land area is arid or semi-arid, much of it degraded and very challenging to farm. Increasing amounts are turning to desert.

• This land supports one-third of the human population of our planet and the majority experience extreme poverty.

Agroforestry systems are widely seen to be key to regenerating this land and capturing carbon from the atmosphere.

• Could the vast agricultural waste from the [hundreds of millions of] agave plants processed annually by the Mexican tequila [and mescal] industry point to a viable solution for people, livestock and the planet?

Watch Rob’s powerful interview with Ronnie Cummins at the Via Organica Ranch

Read more: How Tequila Waste Could Play Key Role in Regenerative Agriculture