What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes

This 2020 academic study investigates the different usages of the term “regenerative agriculture” and the different definitions provided by those who use it. The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation has referenced this paper elsewhere on this website, as it presents a very clear summary of the current understanding and consensus definition of regenerative agriculture, which greatly aids discussion and understanding of regenerative farming, including regenerative viticulture. It is a very useful resource for those seeking greater academic study of regenerative agriculture, not least because it comprehensively references research articles using the term “regenerative agriculture” from 1982-2019.

Number of research articles that used the term “regenerative agriculture,” from 1982–2019.