Regeneration

Regeneration

(Noun) – Renewal or restoration of a body or biological system (such as forest), which simply means to repair the damage we have done.

Regenerative economy

The Best solution – Drawing inspiration from living organisms

Scientists have shown that regenerating ecosystems represents our best chance of saving ourselves from climate change. If adopted on a global scale, regeneration will reduce emisisons and capture carbon. Restoring forests, recreating living soils and regenerating biodiversity also leads to much improved yields.  This is the lesson in how nature can save us from climate breakdown.

What is Regenerative Agroforestry and Agriculture?

Regenerative Agroforestry is a cultivation system that purposefully integrates trees and agriculture (crops or livestock) to create naturally supportive connected relationships. As all different elements complement each other, it leads to enhanced resilience, increased biodiversity and a more productive, profitable, and climate-friendly use of the land compared to a monoculture system.  A more natural ecosystem with more species is created –  providing abundant and stable goods and services for us too. There are three main types of agroforestry: agrisilvicultural, silvopastoral and agrosilvipastoral –  their strength is in their versatility.

10 Major Benefits of Agroforestry

  1. Increased agricultural productivity
  2. Reducing hunger and poverty
  3. Women empowerment
  4. Supporting biodiversity
  5. Enriched soils and water availability
  6. Pest control
  7. Counteracting global warming
  8. Resilience and microclimate regulation
  9. Recreation and health
  10. Animal well-being and meat quality

What is Regenerative Enterprise? 

Inspired by steward-ownership, it redefines corporate ownership and restructures the motivations that underpin decision-making in business.  It creates an essential step to a revived economy which supports people and the planet. The current legal corporate structures serve shareholders, drive profits and prioritise value and profit creation above purpose, above commitment and the contribution of all business stakeholders. The regenerative enterpeise is long-term, it aims for perpetuity. It brings together investors, shareholders, management, employees and local communities.  Steward-ownership is an innovative approach to the ownership and operation of businesses that places the unique governance tools in the hands of all business stakeholders.