Regeneration International, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, is dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, governments and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices that: provide abundant, nutritious food; revive local economies; rebuild soil fertility and biodiversity; and restore climate stability by returning carbon to the soil, through the natural process of photosynthesis.
Through our global network, we are connected to 3.5 million consumers, farmers, activists, scientists and policy makers in over 60 different countries.
Our mission is to build a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, policymakers and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices that: provide abundant, nutritious food; revitalize local economies; regenerate soil fertility and water-retention capacity; nurture biodiversity; and restore climate stability by reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time drawing down excess atmospheric carbon and sequestering it in the soil.
Our vision is for a healthy global ecosystem in which regenerative agriculture and land-use practices cool the planet, feed the world, and promote public health, prosperity, and peace.
Our work, supported by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and other founding organizations, is focused on the following:
1. Engage the global scientific, agricultural, and activist communities in a narrative about the relationships between healthy soils, food and the climate.
2. Identify, support and promote leading experts and success stories focused on the science and best practices that support regenerative organic agriculture as a viable means to reverse global warming through carbon sequestration.
3. Aggregate, translate and disseminate the latest research linking the climate, food, natural health, environment, and economic justice movements to food and farming, and best practices for adapting regenerative techniques to different climates and cultures.
4. Unify the global grassroots through a diversity of messages and campaigns to appeal to different segments of the global body politic, including consumers and environmentalists.
5. Collaborate with universities and NGOs to train farmers in organic regenerative farming and land management techniques.
6. Mobilize consumers, farmers, and environmentalists to pressure policymakers to create policies that advance organic regenerative farming and land management practices.
Our steering committee members are: Andre Leu (IFOAM Organics International), Hans Herren (Millennium Institute), John D. Liu (Environmental Education Media Project), Renate Künast (German Parliament), Ronnie Cummins (Organic Consumers Association), Steve Rye (Mercola Health), Tom Newmark (The Carbon Underground), and Vandana Shiva (Navdanya).