Large food companies are working to shift farmers in their supply chains toward regenerative agriculture practices to help achieve climate goals. OpenTEAM, set up in 2015 as a pilot project, has grown into a global science-based collaboration to show how dairies could become carbon net zero. Stonyfield Organic’s dairy suppliers form one of 20 farm “hubs”, while Midwest row crop farmers supplying General Mills and smallholder farmers in Kenya are among other farm hubs. Using small trials around the world, OpenTEAM aims to accelerate scientific understanding of adaptive soil health management. General Mills is running three regenerative agriculture pilots - one with 45 row-crop producers in the US and Canada’s northern plains, a similar program with 24 farmers in the southern plains, and a program with three dairies in Michigan.

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