Regeneration International engages in activities, either directly or by providing support to partners and stakeholders, that have the potential to advance our mission. Most of our work falls under one of three major program areas: education, network-building and policy work. Here’s what we do:
- Education: We educate consumers, farmers, policymakers, media and the general public on the benefits of regenerative agriculture and land management.
- Network-Building: We invite groups to join our Partner Network and we assist groups or individuals at the local, regional or national level who are committed to building Regeneration Alliances.
- Policy Work: We identify, promote and galvanize support for local, regional, national and international policy initiatives that have the potential to advance the transition to regenerative food, farming and land management.
Why It Matters
Scientists tell us we’re nearly out of time to avert a climate-change disaster. Global warming will bring more droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. It will create more food insecurity. It will force greater numbers of people to abandon their land and homes, worsening the migration crisis. It will lead to dwindling natural, human and financial resources, which in turn will lead to more poverty, the collapse of social support structures and greater political instability.
We must do two things if we hope to reverse global warming. First, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy alternatives. Second, we must draw down the tons of excess carbon already released into the atmosphere and sequester it in the soil by transitioning, on a global scale, to regenerative agriculture and land management practices.
We believe the global transition to a regenerative food and agriculture system has the power to:
- Reverse global warming
- End world hunger
- Revitalize local economies
- Enhance human health and well-being
- Restore farmers’ independence by ending corporate control over the global food system
- Regenerate ecological health, including soil fertility and biodiversity;
- Promote social justice and fair trade
The urgency of the crisis before us demands that we do more than just build or support a patchwork of individual, disconnected regenerative agriculture or land-restoration projects. No matter how promising each project is, it will struggle to succeed without sufficient infrastructure support. Regeneration International inspires and supports the organization of regional and national Regeneration Alliances committed to building regenerative agriculture systems focused on building the infrastructure—including markets, brands, transportation, processing and policies—required to connect and support tens of thousands of promising projects that will ultimately form a global regenerative food, farming and land-use network. Learn more here.
The Regeneration Hub
The Regeneration Hub (RHub) is an interactive online platform that connects project holders, individuals, funders and communities focused on regenerative agriculture and land-use projects and other related concepts that address multiple global challenges, including climate change and food security. Learn more here.
4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate Initiative
Regeneration International is a partner and consortium member of the “4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate,” a global policy initiative that, if adopted and implemented on a large scale by the countries that have signed on to the Paris climate deal, has the power to cool the planet and feed the world. Learn more here.
Events & Conferences
Regenerative agriculture is still a relatively new concept, especially as it relates to global warming. We work with our network to raise awareness and foster collaboration by organizing and supporting conferences and workshops in key regions throughout the world. Regeneration International sent delegations and organized workshops at the COP 21, COP 22 and COP23 global climate summits. We have organized conferences around the “4 per 1000” initiative in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. We regularly provide speakers, workshop and farmer training sessions for conferences organized by our network partners. For a list of upcoming events, go here.
Regeneration International 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. Visit RI's Global Translations Hub here.