The speed and impact of climate change are unprecedented. There is a global consensus that the mitigation of climate change can be done through a shift towards Evidenced Regenerative Agriculture, considered to become the future of agriculture. This strategy would drastically reduce CO2 emissions, eliminate fertilizers and pesticide use, reduce energy consumption, and preserve soil.

Vin-Q is the wine makers co-creation community that connects producers, researchers and technology providers in a unique sharing knowledge community that facilitates and accelerates the move towards regenerative shift in agriculture.

Vin-Q aims to initiate global transition to regenerative agriculture through a collective action of distributed research

Through collective action in decentralized science, it allows the community to analyze data from multiple sources and create services and tools to support scientifically validated decision-making in agronomic management.

A unique approach of decentralized science converts scattered vineyards and individual farms with different soil conditions and distributed across different microclimate zones into a coherent research infrastructure that allows to test and validate new methods and tools.

Participations and contributions of the community members are recorded as a digital reputation in blockchain, that insures fair interaction between multiple actors.

What is regenerative agriculture?

Regenerative agriculture is a farming method that aims to improve soil health, biodiversity, and overall ecosystem function while also producing food and other agricultural products. In viticulture (grape growing), some methods commonly used for regenerative agriculture include:

  • Cover cropping: This involves planting a diverse mix of annual and perennial plants between the rows of grapevines. The cover crops can help to improve soil health by adding organic matter, reducing erosion, and increasing biodiversity.
  • Reduced tillage: This involves using minimal soil disturbance techniques such as using a hoe or a low-tillage implement to manage weeds, rather than plowing or tilling the soil. This can help to improve soil structure and reduce erosion.
  • Organic matter management: This involves using compost, green manures, and other organic matter to improve soil health, fertility, and water-holding capacity.
  • Integrated Pest management: This involves using a variety of non-toxic, least-toxic and organic methods to keep pests and diseases under control.
  • Conservation of biodiversity: This involves preserving and restoring natural habitats, wetlands, woodlands and other ecosystems within the vineyard property to increase biodiversity and ecological services.
  • Water management: This involves using techniques such as no-till, mulch, and contouring to reduce erosion, improve water infiltration, and reduce runoff.

It’s important to note that these methods are not mutually exclusive and regenerative agriculture often involves a combination of several practices. Also, the specific methods used will depend on factors such as the climate, soil type, and vineyard management goals.

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