Reversing desertification with regenerative practices
A regenerative movement led by a common vision is tackling desertification, halting soil erosion and creating resilient communities.
Landscape degradation is at the heart of the world's biggest problems. Affecting a third of the world's population, it is a major contributor to food insecurity, water scarcity, climate change and biodiversity loss, destroying the ecosystems we all rely upon to survive. We facilitate landscape restoration from the ground up. From farmers to business owners, policymakers to NGOs, we work with a diverse range of partners to protect and restore landscapes across the world. To make the greatest impact, we are also building a global movement to accelerate holistic landscape restoration via our 4 Returns framework.
The world’s ecosystems are degrading at an unprecedented pace. We support partners in over 20 countries to restore landscapes. Together, we create worldwide impact.
We offer a practical, holistic approach to landscape restoration that everyone can understand and use: the 4 Returns framework. This approach delivers returns to all landscape stakeholders: people, nature, communities and businesses.
Planting seeds of hope for a better future and giving PEOPLE a sense of purpose.
Bringing back jobs, education, and social connections: the building blocks of thriving COMMUNITIES.
Restoring biodiversity for healthy and resilient landscapes: reviving NATURE.
Creating long-term, sustainable income for communities: new BUSINESS models tailored to each landscape.
Landscape restoration is the improvement of degraded land on a large scale. It rebuilds ecosystems and enhances people’s lives. Restoration aims to improve water quality, protect and restore biodiversity, and create healthier soil (and, in turn, healthier plants). To be successful, landscape restoration must be long-term and holistic. In other words, it must address the interests and needs of all local stakeholders over time.
Regenerative agriculture recognises that working with nature, rather than against it, is necessary for the long-term sustainability of life on our planet. While most conventional farming practices devastate biodiversity, regenerative agriculture positively impacts the health of the land. Find out more about regenerative agriculture by clicking the link below.
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