Regeneration

This page is dedicated to methods and tools to foster  regenerative (i.e. beyond sustainable) practices in farming and among households and institutional cooking, including nutrient dense foodstuffs, the benefits of ecological and regenerative farming on food quality, and including stakeholders who defend these principles. This page focuses on farming and food production conditions outside of the Nordics, e.g. in the Mediterranean, Subsaharan Africa or Asia.

CGIAR Science Week 1-7 July

A hidden giant in food security research and innovation, CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) is a global partnership with over 9000 staff in 15 topical (and mostly tropical) centres, in all working in 89 countries, mostly in the Global South. Its activities draws from its 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy.

In July 2024 it is time for its Science Week, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya and online.

The goal for the week is to co-create a roadmap for the transformation of food, land and water systems
forge partnerships, build the case for investment and not the least inspire change.

See more information and register here.

Great Green Wall of Africa

A lovely account of the potential of restoring indigenous methods for regenerating land, in this example going from dry land to green growth in the Sahel. The continent-wide goal is to get a line of trees and growth from Dakar to Djibouti. Good job WFP! An example of syntropic farming.

How to fund the transition to sustainable farming?

This was the theme of a conference held February 13 in Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.

Link to the recording of the conference.

Takeaways from Francesca Nugnes included the need to boost farmer confidence to encourage agricultural planning. Public policies must encourage and support capacity development and green investments incentives. Concessional capital must be made available for the transition while assuring financial inclusion and and last but not least, the transition should bolster development

Profitable and sustainable farming

Macroeconomic benefits from regenerative agriculture, albeit with increasing food prices. No easy task for our governors to navigate.

https://theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/29/sustainable-food-production-economic-benefits-study

Microbes to the rescue

A good article on the role of microbes for the health of the soil, ourselves and our planet.

https://extension.psu.edu/understanding-and-managing-soil-microbes

On the love of fish and pink flamingos

Dan Barber, in 2010, concludes his deliberation on sustainable – extensive – farming by asking to change the question “how can we feed the world” to “how can we create conditions for each community on our planet to feed itself”.