Food and Agriculture Business Models - Pathway

The Business of Organic and Regenerative Agriculture (DN104)

Current agricultural practices are extractive in nature and have an enormous environmental impact. Agriculture is one of the largest contributors to climate change. In turn, climate change is also causing enormous damage to agricultural productivity.

In this scenario, the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050 is going to be an uphill task. Shifting towards more sustainable ways of agriculture, which enhances both the productivity and natural ecosystem is the task at hand to feed the growing population. For a solution, the sector looks towards precision agriculture, natural farming, organic agriculture, regenerative agriculture, or urban agriculture.

Whatever the name, all are just steps toward achieving sustainability. We believe that professionals/entrepreneurs in the agricultural value chains have to understand the dynamics of sustainable agriculture to offer the consumers products, which are better for the people and planet's health.

Although ‘People’ and ‘Planet’ are the core aspects of sustainability, they should also go hand-in-hand with the profitability aspect to make this fundamental shift possible.

This course is designed to introduce you to various ways of sustainable agricultural practices. Experts and entrepreneurs working in this field have shared the potential of sustainable agriculture and the challenges to its adoption.

At the end of this course and assessment, you would be able to answer/discuss the below questions with a lot more clarity and confidence.

--->What is the difference between natural and organic agriculture?
--->How can we assess the financial value/benefits of organic labels/certifications?
--->What are the environmental benefits of organic agriculture?
--->What types of fertilizers are allowed in organic agriculture?
--->What are the challenges of scaling organic agriculture production?
--->What are the four levels of regenerative agriculture?
--->What is the difference between organic and regenerative agriculture?
--->What are the challenges of scaling regenerative agriculture production?
--->What are the advantages of zero-budget natural farming?
--->What is the role of digital technology innovations in organic and regenerative agriculture?
--->What is the need for transitioning towards organic/regenerative agriculture?
--->How to approach the transition towards organic/regenerative agriculture?

The completion of learning and assessment can take anywhere between 3-5 hours of time investment.

We welcome you to join an exciting learning journey with this course.

  • Welcome sample
  • Learning Outcomes sample
  • Lessons
  • Why Sustainable Agriculture
  • Looking after the Health of the Consumer is No Longer Enough...What about soil?!
  • What is Organic Agriculture?
  • Natural or Organic?
  • Can Organic Scale?
  • Organic Labels
  • Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture
  • Fertilisers in Organic Agriculture
  • Regenerative Agriculture Overview
  • Defining Regenerative Agriculture
  • Adoption Challenges for Regenerative Agriculture
  • The Four Levels
  • A Framework for the Future
  • Overcoming Adoption Challenges
  • Zero-Budget Natural Farming
  • Case Study: "Mango Magic"
  • Case Study: Zero Budget Natural Farming
  • Communicating Climate-Friendly Foods to Consumers: A World Economic Forum View
  • Can sustainability be affordable? Case of Thrive Market
  • Regenerative Agriculture: Good for the Planet and Eco-Sensitive Food Consumers
  • Enforceable Guidelines for Businesses' Environmental Claims are Needed and Soon
  • Review Your Learning
  • Assessment
  • Certificate Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed