New report on making and sustaining the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, climate smart and nature positive food and agriculture system

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024

Over the past year, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture has conducted a perceptions inquiry into what it would take to develop and scale regenerative agriculture in Europe. As part of this exercise, we held a series of workshops posing this question to farmers and landmanagers; actors within the agri-food value chain and industry stakeholders; and with policymakers and key opinion leaders. In each group, we explored their definition of regenerative agriculture; the benefits and costs; barriers to adoption; and what it would take to accelerate the development and scaling of regenerative agriculture. This was supplemented by bilateral interviews and consultation with the Forum’s own extended network.

One of the key insights and takeaways from this inquiry was the importance of funding and financing farmers and land managers to not only make but to sustain the transition to regenerative agriculture. This topic appears to be so central to the development and scaling of regenerative agriculture that we organised a specific workshop with the key stakeholders to explore key elements in further detail in autumn 2023.

Although the workshop was held under the Chatham House rule, a report has been published that summarises some of the key insights and takeaways.

You can read and download the full report below or you can click here to download a pdf.

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