From green deserts to thriving landscapes
Dutch farmers ditch intensive practices to restore ecology and promote sustainable farming through resilient business models.
Landscape degradation affects us all. From climate change and biodiversity loss, to pollution and food insecurity, it is at the heart of the world’s biggest challenges. But there is hope: with holistic landscape restoration, we can restore natural ecosystems and create thriving nature-positive economies that support communities for generations to come. Using the 4 Returns approach to landscape restoration, we work with partners all over the world to help them restore their landscape. Explore the landscapes below.
The world’s ecosystems are degrading at an unprecedented pace. We support partners in over 20 countries to restore landscapes and regenerate the Earth. Together, we create worldwide impact.
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.
The 4 Returns framework has sparked regenerative businesses across the world – from South Africa to Spain. These businesses produce healthy products and offer a sustainable income for local communities. They show us that healthy landscapes can provide a foundation for more nature-positive economies. Regenerative practices at farm-scale eventually become regenerative economies at landscape-level – leading to systems change. Find out more about the products made by our landscape partners by clicking the link below.