75% of the Earth is degraded. Restoring this degraded land is key to winning the fight against climate change.
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According to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, what we do in the next several years will count most in the fight against climate change. Agriculture is responsible for much of the world’s
deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions, causing devastating impacts on biodiversity. Approximately 2
billion rural farmers in the global south need more support to turn these trends around quickly. They produce fully one-
third of the world’s food, and many of them are women facing gender equity issues that result in a lack of access to resources like fertile land, credit, markets, and services.
We created the Regeneration Hub model based on years of field experience from our grassroots partners. Together we created Regenerative Farms to help others adopt this approach so we can quickly scale up planetary regeneration at the pace needed to cool the planet. Our network of Regeneration Hubs provide local communities on the front lines of the climate crisis with powerful incentives for behavior change needed to restore the Earth. Hubs offer farmers better incomes and many essential goods rural families need like clean water and green energy.
The Hub model has three
main elements: 1) a village-scale mini-food processing center; 2) a cooperative enterprise and training organization that
requires farmers to participate in forest protection and land regeneration in exchange for the many benefits offered by the Hub; and 3) an ecosystem restoration nursery, training, and innovation center that accelerates the shift
to farming based on more diversified, intensive, regenerative agroforestry systems that we optimized for nutrition and food security, gender equity, and climate adaptation outcomes.
RF supports the adoption of the Hub model by hundreds of thousands of farmers worldwide. Using a capacity-building approach, we strengthen
local partner organizations who desire our assistance. In turn, RF helps partner organizations build a Hub that uplifts their communities and restores valuable ecosystem services for the benefit of future generations.
Since 2021, we have developed 12 Hub partnerships whose
restoration potential rests on US-based financial, administrative, and operational support to fully realize the Hub model.
Your assistance is needed to help us build our US infrastructure so that expansion can take place, monitoring frameworks for universal data collection can be constructed, and dissemination/replication
strategies can be developed.
With your support, we can reach more women and restore more land today. So, let’s start reversing land degradation, halting deforestation, and turning the tide in biodiversity loss.
Maasai Centre for Regenerative Pastoralism, Ejiado County, Kenya. Planting 20,000 life-saving food trees in 2023.
A flooded township in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2022. Our local partner APAA is helping women farmers plant 35,000 food trees and build a maize flour processing Hub. This will free local girls from 5 hours a day spent pounding corn into flour to feed their families.
We know more than 530 million farmers are fighting for survival this year. With your support, we can help them restore their degraded lands and protect biodiverse forests while ending poverty, fighting gender oppression, and preventing famine.
Indigenous women in the Philippines use their traditional knowledge to plant 20,000 native trees in 2023.
By donating to Regenerative Farms, you’re not just offering aid but investing in a lasting, locally-led solution.
Building A Regeneration Hub empowers women and teaches them how to plant millions of life-saving trees. Trees that can nourish the more than 150 million — chronically malnourished children worldwide.
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HOW WE WORK
We share a replicable and scalable model to accelerate the restoration of degraded lands. It was designed to halt tropical deforestation by providing for the needs of local people. We partner with local community leaders, providing an incubator to assist with the adoption of our Regeneration Hubs by non-profits, agricultural enterprises, and Indigenous communities who want to protect their forest lands around the world.
We currently work with Hub partners in more than 10 countries. With our help, they are improving the lives of tens of thousands of farmers, who are ready to plant millions of trees in the coming decade and eager to transition to regenerative agriculture. We have a waiting list of leaders who want our help. Your support will help us expand our reach so we can regenerate even faster. Join us in restoring the world’s degraded lands.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR SCALE
Corporate partners, Foundations, and global NGOs are key to scaling regeneration quickly. Hubs help meet growing consumer demand for climate action and offer companies a solution to quickly scale up their access to regeneratively grown and ethically sourced ingredients. Companies can work with our expert consultants to use our model within their supply chains or custom design a tree-planting program to offset climate emissions.
Agroforestry instead of monocropping
Hubs promote ecosystem restoration. The first zone of tree planting is centered around a multi-layered regenerative agroforestry system designed to meet the family’s food and nutrition security, as well as to produce high-value seedlings for large-scale reforestation of tree crops that will generate new income through diversification of markets available once crops go through value-added processing in the Hub micro-factory. Hubs generate greater wealth by reducing crop loss too. This combination provides long-term incentivizes for local people who must agree to protect forests and wildlife. The regenerative agriculture transition allows for a wider array of products which varies by region and can include tree nuts for butters and oils, perennial staple crops, coconuts, spices, pineapple, vanilla, dragon fruit, banana, shade-grown coffee and cacao, rubber, essential oils, medicinals, superfoods, bamboo, & perennial biofuels.
Innovative food processing micro-factory
The factories are designed by our team to meet the needs of families based on the specific location. They are made with off-the-shelf components that fit into easily shipped containers that can reach remote forest locations. A micro-factory can start out small, serving 40 families in a pilot project, and then can grow to serve over 6,000 families. The system design is adaptable and can be converted to process a wide array of local crops to generate resilient incomes and adapt to changing markets and climatic conditions.
Multiple valuable co-benefits
Regeneration Hubs were designed to incentivize behavior change by producing many valuable items needed by families living in rural villages. Communities decide what they want the factory to co-generate. It can be designed to produce perennial tree crop biofuels, which can be used to provide green electricity. This can help connect communities to the internet for remote learning and virtual health clinics or to power clean cookstoves and bio-diesel or ethanol-powered transport. Hubs can produce clean drinking water, livestock feed, and essential crop amendments that lower farmers’ costs and increase profits, like biochar, natural plant-growth accelerators, microbial inoculants, and organic fertilizers. The governance of a Hub is can be done by the local community through cooperative structures, and profits are meant to stay in the community to be reinvested in further restoring degraded lands, protecting forests, and improving the quality of life for everyone.