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Regeneratively Managed Land: Directly Controlled
Regeneratively Managed Land: Directly Controlled
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This metric is intended to capture the amount of land that was directly controlled and operated under regenerative land management practices during the reporting period.

For the purposes of this metric, regenerative land management includes meeting one required practice and at least one of five additional practices:

  1. One required practice that organizations must consistently follow in their operations:

    1. Organically managed land (i.e., land that is managed without prohibited chemicals or synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, as specified by the United States Department of Agriculture:

  2. Organizations must also consistently follow at least one of five additional practices, which they may choose:

    1. Cover Crops - As defined in 2.1 Vegetative Cover in the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) Framework:

    2. Minimal Soil Disturbance / No Tillage - As defined in 2.3 Minimal Soil Disturbance in the ROC Framework:

    3. Rotational Grazing and/or Rotational Crops - As defined in 2.2 Crop Rotations and 2.4 Rotational Grazing in the ROC Framework:

    4. Animal Integration - Defined broadly as using animals to improve soil health. By integrating livestock in the ongoing land management, farmers can naturally fertilize the soil and increase the soil’s organic matter from the animals’ manure, thereby improving the long-term health and sustainability of the land.

    5. No Deforestation - As defined in 1.4 Deforestation in the ROC Framework:

The scope of this metric includes land directly controlled by the organization (i.e., land for which the organization controls land use through direct operation or management, including situations in which the organization's employees cultivate the land directly).

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