The recently established global regenerative agriculture initiative regenagri has announced the members of its new governance team — a group of pioneering organizations who will work together to progress the initiative.
“The governance consists of six synergistic organizations,” explains Harry Farnsworth (pictured), sustainable agriculture projects lead at Control Union UK, who heads up the initiative. “They’ll provide a complete set of specialties to cover the different aspects of regenerative agriculture (soil health, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, water management and value systems). Considering the complexity of the regenerative discussion, this group will drive further the technical development of the programme.”
The team members, who will create models to measure the impact and benefits of implementing regenerative systems, are: Control Union, the Soil Association, the Sustainable Food Trust, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), Cool Farm Alliance and Agrimetrics.
Considering the complexity of the regenerative discussion, this group will drive further the technical development of the programme
Commenting on its part in the initiative, the Soil Association’s Liz Bowles told NPN: “We want to see a shift to agroecology being a mainstream solution to the climate, nature and health crisis and we know this needs an industry wide effort. We’re joining the regenagri steering group because it’s vital that everyone working to develop metrics and methodologies for assessing natural and social capital work together to agree common frameworks. This is a fast-moving field, and the greater good will be accomplished if we learn and share together.”
Regenagri helps agribusinesses transition to regenerative practices in order to increase soil health, enhance biodiversity, sequester carbon and improve water management, with the aim of ‘securing the health of the land and the wealth of those who live on it’.