ARCA draws inspiration from the guidelines on bio-preservative agriculture worked out by the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania, the centre of experimentation and research among the first in the world to start the road of sustainability and regeneration already from 1947.
Since 1981 the Rodale Institute has been applying the techniques of organic farming on its 333 acres in Pennsylvania and has been studying the results of the transition from conventional farming. Their Farm System Trial has been going on for 35 years to show through scientific data the superiority of organic agriculture in terms of improvement of profitability and of the soil’s well-being, which are the keystones of regenerative agriculture.
From this experience and from these premises a partnership for the research is originated, which involves the Agricultural Department of the Polytechnic University of the Marches (D3A) and of the University of Udine, in addition to the Rodale Institute, which actively collaborates with ARCA.
In the ARCA research network there are also the Consortium AASTER and the University of Camerino.