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Walmart is hoping to improve the beginning of the process where it gets all its fruits and vegetables for stores.

Walmart joins regenerative agriculture effort

Partnering with PepsiCo, the retailer looks to improve farming conditions

Walmart is going to where it all begins. The retailer is partnering with PepsiCo in an aggressive regenerative agriculture program that will cover more than 2 million acres of farmland in the U.S. and Canada.

Walmart is hoping to improve the beginning of the process where it gets all its fruits and vegetables for stores. The program is supposed to deliver about 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals by 2030. That is roughly the equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to serve just over 778,000 homes for a year. The whole goal is to improve soil conditions and water quality for farmers.

“This collaboration with PepsiCo is a great example of how we are prioritizing the expansion of regenerative agricultural practices among farmers across North America so that we can continue to make quality products affordable and accessible for customers,” said Jane Ewing, senior vice president for sustainability at Walmart. “This collaboration aims to help elevate farmer livelihoods, engage them on how to more sustainably manage soil health, increase yields and create a model that others can mimic across other product categories, including encouraging additional investments in regenerative agriculture by other brands.”

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