Regenerative Agriculture: A Meeting of Minds as King Charles Agrees with Horus Impact Values

Food production and sustainability experts are united in the belief that regenerative agriculture – holistic farming practices that are viable and beneficial to plants, livestock and the environment alike – is the solution for the future. This was further buttressed by King Charles recently, amplifying the beliefs long held and practised at Horus Impact – an innovative organization committed to sustainable and safe food production in Africa.  

Addressing the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science in Glasgow recently, the then-prince described soil as an asset that was frequently polluted, exploited and neglected. 

He went on to advise that healthy soil could not only feed future generation for years to come, but could reduce the effects of climate change, and could help with global flood management. 

He added that proper soil management should be of critical importance to all stakeholders at present following decades of soil degradation by industrialised agriculture, as healthy soil is essential for our continued existence.

These assertions are in line with Horus Impact’s view of the future for farming, as the organization is centered on working with soil as a partner, committed to the highest possible yield with minimal chemical input from farmers and agricultural projects in Africa. 

Earlier this year, at the Indiana Global Economic Summit, Horus Impact’s co-founder and CEO, Jean-Luc Tete met with industry experts for an insightful discussion on global food security and innovation where he lent his voice to the topic of Africa’s role in sustainable food production. Speaking on the panel, he stated that their aim was to continuously put their teams in situations where green-centric innovation was the only way out, giving rise to tremendous ideas at pace. 

The teams are harnessing aged wisdom held by the native farmers and applying technology and innovation to enable growth and dynamism in all areas, for example, expanding biodiversity, improving the water cycle, increasing organic matter in soil structure, and transferring carbon from the atmosphere to the soil.

Currently, Africa still remains majorly under-farmed, leading to food shortage, importation, wastage (as a result of a lack of food processing structures), and extortionate prices. Innovation on the continent is rapid and exciting, and can lead to development on all sides, including a self-sufficient and profitable Africa.

Tete reaffirmed that the goal at Horus Impact is to create systems that mitigate against environmental losses, feed Africans, and leverage fair-trade import and export options that are favourable to the farmers. In essence, food – done the right way.

As the world comes together with an aligned vision on regenerative agriculture, it is becoming increasingly clear that with diligent management, digital technology, and real care and attention, it should become possible to create green growth, while bringing Africa to the forefront of innovation, impact and agricultural sustainability.