As part of our mission to promote and facilitate the global transition to regenerative agriculture and land use, Regeneration International encourages and assists in the organization of regional Regeneration Alliances.
What is a Regeneration Alliance?
A Regeneration Alliance is a self-organizing network of consumer groups, farmers, farm groups, businesses, NGOs, land managers, religious groups, government officials and agencies, political/policy reform activists and others who share the Regeneration International vision: a healthy global ecosystem in which regenerative agriculture and land-use practices reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cultivate food security and food sovereignty, promote public and environmental health, and foster prosperity and peace.
Regeneration Alliances work collaboratively to accelerate a system-wide transition to regenerative agriculture within a defined geographic region.
Some Regeneration Alliances are formally organized as 501(c)(3) nonprofits, with advisory boards and directors. Others choose to operate under a less formal structure.
What does a Regeneration Alliance do?
Some of the work Regeneration Alliances may choose to engage in includes:
- Consumer and public education aimed at engaging the local and regional scientific, agricultural, political, industry, urban, and activist communities in a narrative about the relationship between healthy soils, strong local and regional food systems and economies, local food security and food sovereignty, public and environmental health and climate change
- Mapping local and regional grassroots organizations and industry players with potential to advance the transition to regenerative agriculture
- Building support for local, regional and national policy change that incentivizes regenerative farming and land use
- Developing regenerative food and farming projects
- Developing industry infrastructure, including production, processing, marketing and logistics, to support networks or clusters of projects
- Facilitating financing and attracting investment capital for regenerative projects and clusters
- Collaborating with universities and NGOs to support the scaling up of farmer training in organic regenerative farming, ranching and land-management practices
- Conducting research and publicizing data on regenerative agriculture, ranching and land management as they relate to climate, natural health, the environment and economic and social justice
- Developing transitional plans for young farmers who have access to land through family inheritance but lack the knowledge, resources and support.
- Recruiting sign-ons for the global 4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate Initiative in order to build local, regional and global support for regenerative agriculture as a climate solution.
How does Regeneration International support local, state and regional Regeneration Alliances?
RI is here to help! Our team is eager to engage with like-minded individuals and groups who share our passion and vision for regeneration on a global scale.
Some examples of the support we offer include:
- Listing your Regeneration Alliance on the RI website, along with location and contact info so others in your region can find you
- A dedicated page for your use on the RI website
- Opportunities for your alliance to apply for funding
- Creation of a logo for your alliance
- Promotion of your local, regional and international events
- Opportunities for networking with other organizations and Alliances
- Educational resources and toolkits
- Assistance with planning regional and national meetings
- Assistance with industry infrastructure and financing strategic planning
How do I apply to become an official Regeneration Alliance?
RI requires Regeneration Alliance affiliates to do the following:
- Commit to support the pledges made by every nation in the world at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit to make the transition to zero net carbon emissions by 2050 or earlier so as to limit maximum global warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade or less.
- Sign on to the 4 for 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate Initiative, the global policy initiative that calls for countries to draw down more carbon than they emit, and to store it in the soil by scaling up regenerative farming, grazing and land-use practices.
- Complete our application to register a regional Regeneration Alliance by filling out the following form. Our team will review your application and will respond as soon as possible.