Every major transition begins with education. Before we can replace policies that subsidize degenerative agricultural practices with policies that support regenerative farming and land-use, before we can create demand for products produced using regenerative production methods, we must educate policymakers and consumers. Through our multi-lingual website and social media networks, through consumer campaigns, through international conferences we organize and sponsor, RI provides information and resources that highlight the connection between healthy soil, regenerative agriculture and land use, food, health, healthy economies and climate change. We also engage in farmer training, through partnerships with Via Organica and its teaching farm, and the Main Street Project's regenerative poultry project.
Through our partnership with U.S.-based Main Street Project, RI promotes and is expanding, in multiple countries, a regenerative model for the production of eggs and meat. The Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture System provides a scalable, economically viable alternative to today's industrial CAFO model. The model re-integrates local and native wisdom, as well as resources such as land and native poultry breeds, into the regional ecosystem to reverse the damage that industrial agriculture has caused to the climate, environment and the local economy. Workers and producers of local grains are paid a fair price for their work and products, giving them the financial stability to support their families, while at the same time restoring degraded ecosystems.
Regeneration is a relatively new concept to most people. We work with our network to raise awareness and build connections through events, conferences and presentations around the world.
Every year we bring a delegation to the United Nations Climate Summit to raise awareness about the links between soil and climate.
- Hill Briefing: How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution | January 11 | Washington, D.C.
- Press Conference: Is Healthy Soil the Solution to Global Warming? | March 9 | Washington, D.C.
- 4 per 1000: “Soils for Food Security and Climate" Conference | April 18 | Mexico City
- COP22 | November 7-18 | Marrakesh
We aggregate and translate articles, videos and infographics related to regenerative agriculture and land management into over 12 languages, so that farmers, consumers and activists around the world will have the tools they need to cool the planet and feed the world.