To establish food systems that are people, nature and climate-positive, we need a clear method that can measure progress and assess whether the agricultural production transformation we need is on track.
Attitudes around the food-climate nexus are evolving. We are now beginning to understand the inherent link between environmental, economic and socio-cultural factors and how they influence and affect the way in which our food is produced. There are many existing frameworks, but the way changes are measured on farms still focuses, for the most part, on environmental and economic metrics only – and on practices rather than outcomes.
To address this issue, we are developing a farmer-centric outcomes-based framework that is holistic and doesn’t favor certain practices over others.
We have published a first iteration of Regen10’s Outcomes-Based Framework, which follows an analysis of more than 150 existing frameworks, and has been developed through engagement with a diverse group of food system actors, including farmers and land stewards.
What we are sharing is a starting point ahead of a comprehensive series of consultations, dialogues and on-the-ground trials throughout 2024, with a plan to publish a tested version of this outcomes-based framework at the end of 2024. If you’re interested in taking part in consultations and dialogues, please register your interest here.
Regenerative landscape initiatives, whether mature or at the initial stages of their transition journey, can benefit from mutual learning by connecting, collaborating, and sharing experiences with other actors in the food system. Recognizing this potential for collective growth, Regen10 is fostering awareness about how regenerative landscape collaboration can drive food system transformation.
Over the past year we have engaged with landscape-level initiatives worldwide, reaching out to organizations representing over 140 initiatives in 50 different countries. Through on-site visits and collaborations, we’ve gained valuable insights into the transformative work already underway in agricultural systems across the world.
In partnership with 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion people, we have published our initial research findings in the Landscapes Discussion Brief, which will be followed by a comprehensive report in early 2024. Additionally, we’ve developed an online landscapes map, a valuable resource for regenerative initiatives and other food system actors to explore and connect with landscapes globally.
At COP28, we’ll also present our initial findings on the costs and benefits of transitioning a diverse group of key agricultural landscapes to a regenerative state. This research aims to equip food system actors with insights into the economics of adopting regenerative principles. In early 2024, we’ll publish a detailed “Cost of Transition” report.
Regen10 Landscape`s work aims to raise awareness and connect landscape-level initiatives spearheading transformative actions, bridge knowledge gaps that hinder effective implementation, and foster collaborative efforts to shape an enabling environment for regenerating food systems.
Click below to view the first iteration of the regenerative landscapes initiative map, which showcases some existing landscape initiatives across the globe, aiming to help existing efforts connect with one another to drive a truly collaborative food systems’ transition.
We aim to build global momentum for climate and people-positive food systems through convenings, strategic communications and campaigns.
Regen10 aims to elevate existing efforts and engage with diverse food system actors to identify how policy, finance, business and technical assistance can support approaches that deliver positive outcomes for people, nature and climate.
We’re keen to hear from a range of voices, including:
- Farmer and cooperative networks from all over the world
- Progressive companies across the food system
- Regenerative landscape leaders
- Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations
- Food systems transformation funders
- Regeneration thought leaders and experts
If you’d like to get involved, please register your interest.