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About

 

Our Mission

To build a multi-sector alliance aimed at supporting the growth of the national and international regenerative agriculture supply chain as an alternative to the current conventional food production approach.

 


Our Vision

We seek to assist in building support systems and infrastructure enhancing and accelerating the deployment of scalable agriculture models which result in regenerative land-use practices that promote ecological restoration, social justice, and economic prosperity.

We will do this by developing targeted programs to deliver critical services such as:

  • Consulting on Regenerative Systems Development, Training on Running Regenerative Ecosystems
  • Regenerative Marketplace Development and Ecosystem-Wide Marketing Support
  • Capital Markets Access
  • Land Access and Management Systems and;
  • Indigenous Knowledge Recovery

 

Who We Are

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA) is an ecosystem of people and organizations committed to Regenerative Agriculture.  By signing the “Declaration of Regeneration” we are committing to holding our ecosystem accountable to higher standards in food production as we build strong regenerative agriculture systems.

 

 

We Are:

  • An ecosystem of people who choose to approach agriculture and food from an indigenous way of thinking.  Indigenous in this concept is not about being native or an official member of a tribe, it is about how we see and approach the world we live in and our role within the larger ecosystem we inhabit. It is about whether we have or are willing to decolonize our minds so we can see the full potential of creation and our role within it, rather than imposing our will and wasting precious resources in a futile attempt at bending creation to our desires.
  • A network that rejects the colonizing approach that defines extractive agriculture.  Instead, we see things from what they are in nature. We seek to build regenerative processes and building infrastructure that supports the rediscovery, restoration, protection, and expansion of regenerative agriculture.
  • Native communities and businesses engaged in reclaiming our regenerative roots and decolonizing agriculture in native lands.
  • Farmers engaged in the production of regenerative foods, verified under the highest standards available.
  • Citizens who want regenerative foods free of toxic agricultural chemicals, and technologically modified seeds that have health impacts not yet known.
  • Foundations engaged in educating and proactively informing consumer food choices.
  • Organizations engaged in transforming the landscape by generating new ideas and researching new ways of producing food safely, while honoring Mother Nature.
  • Companies engaged in transformational processes to become more socially, ecologically, and economically regenerative.
  • Writers and publishers committed to documenting and sharing this regenerative transformation, while better educating urban and rural people alike.
  • Scientists, researchers and educational institutions engaged in understanding and furthering the knowledge base of regenerative thinking in agriculture.
  • Food hubs, processors, aggregators, distributors, wholesalers and retailers committed to building a regenerative agriculture supply chain from land to table.

Our Focus

The RAA is involved with Regenerative Systems Development Consulting and is your one-stop shop to set up your regenerative ecosystem from start to finish.  RAA’s top priority is the building of support infrastructure to scale Regenerative Agricultural nationally and internationally.

This focus is defined by poultry’s global ecological application, its potential for building a grassroots global reconnection between farmers and consumers, especially small farmers. Poultry is central to our launch and growth strategy because of its compatibility with almost every ecological blueprint on earth and its cultural, social, and economic alignment with the over 500 million small farmers that produce upwards of 70% of the total food in the world today.  Poultry represents a key entry point into scaling the people engagement in regenerative agriculture from land to market.

On the deployment at scale, poultry offers a short economic and biological cycle and a solid regenerative indigenous departing point. As a jungle fowl, poultry can be integrated into every willing small farm operation around the world without compromising the engagement of larger farms. Regenerative poultry, when approached from an indigenous starting point and centered on its original natural jungle habitat, can deliver high level ecological, social and economic impact.  Most important, it can have the largest ripple effect across the food supply chain.

Other sectors of priority will serve to build the alliance into an ecosystem representative of key areas that have native identities such as native American bison, followed by those sectors where indigenous thinking and processes can be applied to generate paradigm shifts.

In order of priority, these are the key focus areas of the RAA:

REGENERATIVE POULTRY

ORGANIC GRAINS & FEED

NATIVE-RAISED REGENERATIVE BISON

PASTURED PORK

GRASS FED AND FINISHED BEEF & DAIRY

 

Why a Regenerative Agriculture Alliance?

The Midwest states of the USA represent one of the most intense areas of agricultural production in the world.  Currently, these states primarily operate under an industrial agriculture model, which is resulting in poor land stewardship and soil degradation, which in turn fosters air pollution, contaminated waterways, increasing food access issues, and therefore increased public health problems.

Furthermore, the massive decline of independent family farm businesses – to the tune of approximately two farm bankruptcies every day, combined with low-wage industrial jobs are leading to increased rural poverty.  These examples serve as clear indicators the current model of agriculture is failing rather than feeding the world. The outdated industrial model of farming is approaching maximum entropy, as scientists at the Food and Agriculture Organization have predicted a total of only 60 remaining harvests before farming as we know it comes to a perilous halt.

A new way of organizing and managing how food is produced in relation to the environment, the people, and the economy is critical to maintaining a robust food production system while keeping independent farm businesses intact.  To accomplish this, a massive  transition to regenerative agriculture, and related land use techniques, represents the most ideal and achievable way of ensuring that long-term and sustainable regenerative productive capacity can be returned to the soil, and with it, a reversal of the negative climate effects such as the destruction of critical water, land and air resources.  Regenerating these resources is the cornerstone of feeding the world and a critical step in re-routing the current self-destructive pathway of the dominant food and agriculture sector.

In order to shepherd a massive transition, new industries grounded on regenerative thinking must emerge.  For these regenerative industries to emerge, infrastructure must be developed in a way that encompasses a clear transition process with solid networking, strategic resourcing, coordinated organizing and thoughtful consolidation in order to support real and permanent change at scale.

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance is intended as a formal partnership of dedicated, accountable and responsible assembly of combined industry level leaders representing the different respective sectors that are moving into a regenerative operating framework.