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Annual reports

Would you like to learn more about the activities, highlights and lessons we learned with our landscape and policy partners to create investible holistic landscape initiatives? Then you’re in the right place. Find here the annual reports of Commonland on 4 Returns landscape restoration.

What are the 4 Returns?

Inspiration

Giving people hope and a sense of purpose.

Natural
Capital

Restoring biodiversity, soil, water quality and capturing carbon.

Financial
Capital

Realising long-term sustainable profit.

4 Returns impact

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration
Direct and indirect jobs created and supported
Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes
4 returns business cases identified or set up

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

4 returns business cases identified or set up

Global impact

(data from South Africa, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands)

  • 2
  • 2
x15
1,5 million
Total
21,5 million
+273
182
Total 455
+22,500
50,000
Total 72,500
+6
30
total 36
  • 2
  • 2
>75,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
100
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
1,680
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
4
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
  • Baviaanskloof
  • Langkloof
  • 1 : 100

10-year ambition:

10,000 people exposed and reached.

10-year ambition:

25 jobs provided and supported

10-year ambition:

32,000 hectares under improved management

10-year ambition:

Improved cost-benefit ratios for farmers active in the Baviaanskloof Devco and Langkloof Honeybush Co.

3,98 M
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
20
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
11,300
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
3
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
  • Altiplano Estepario
  • 1 : 70

5-year ambition:

10,000+ people exposed to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration, including 400+ community members & 200+ farmers & 10+ inspired initiatives.

5-year ambition:

10,000 ha under regenerative management farming and 20,000 ha positively influenced; 8,000 ha of corridors between 3 parks established reforested successful.

5-year ambition:

500+ AlVelAl members and 100+ farmers participate

5-year ambition:

Increased flow of funds (> 1,000,000 EUR) toward

900,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
>120
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
16,750
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
20+
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
  • Wheatbelt
  • 1 : 240

5-year ambition:

5,000 consumers and 10 farmers participate in new food and farm system.

5-year ambition:

20 trainings or farmer exchange events in collaboration with 5 long- term network partners.

5-year ambition:

Help facilitate ecosystem health regeneration, increased number of hectares under improved management (in WOA’s land portfolio and through collaboration).

5-year ambition:

Create a financially profitable 4Returns
company that can reinvest and diversify regenerative commercial ventures.

800,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
>150
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
620
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
5
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
  • Peat Meadows
  • 1 : 20

5-year ambition:

1 million+ people inspired, 70 farmers participated in the initiative, 70 inspiring videos on regenerative practices.

5-year ambition:

1,000 ha under improved management practices, plus 250 ha of natural zones improved.

Global impact

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

x15
1,5 million
Total
21,5 million
  • 2
  • 2

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

+273
182
Total 455
  • 2
  • 2

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

+22,500
50,000
Total 72,500
  • 2
  • 2

4 returns business cases identified or set up

+6
30
total 36
  • 2
  • 2

2021 South Africa

  • Baviaanskloof
  • Langkloof
  • 1 : 100

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

>75,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
  • 2021
10-year ambition:

10,000 people exposed and reached.

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

100
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
  • 2021
10-year ambition:

25 jobs provided and supported

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

1,680
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
  • 2021
10-year ambition:

32,000 hectares under improved management

4 returns business cases identified or set up

4
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
10-year ambition:

Improved cost-benefit ratios for farmers active in the Baviaanskloof Devco and Langkloof Honeybush Co.

2021 Spain

  • Altiplano Estepario
  • 1 : 70

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

3,98 M
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

10,000+ people exposed to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration, including 400+ community members & 200+ farmers & 10+ inspired initiatives.

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

20
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

10,000 ha under regenerative management farming and 20,000 ha positively influenced; 8,000 ha of corridors between 3 parks established reforested successful.

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

11,300
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

500+ AlVelAl members and 100+ farmers participate

4 returns business cases identified or set up

3
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

Increased flow of funds (> 1,000,000 EUR) toward

2021 Australia

  • Wheatbelt
  • 1 : 240

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

900,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

5,000 consumers and 10 farmers participate in new food and farm system.

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

>120
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

20 trainings or farmer exchange events in collaboration with 5 long- term network partners.

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

16,750
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

Help facilitate ecosystem health regeneration, increased number of hectares under improved management (in WOA’s land portfolio and through collaboration).

4 returns business cases identified or set up

20+
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

Create a financially profitable 4Returns
company that can reinvest and diversify regenerative commercial ventures.

2021 The Netherlands

  • Peat Meadows
  • 1 : 20

People exposed
to the opportunity of 4 returns landscape restoration

800,000
People exposed to the opportunity of 4 Returns landscape restoration
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

1 million+ people inspired, 70 farmers participated in the initiative, 70 inspiring videos on regenerative practices.

Direct and indirect jobs created and supported

>150
Direct and indirect jobs created or supported
  • 2021
5-year ambition:

1,000 ha under improved management practices, plus 250 ha of natural zones improved.

Hectares under direct regeneration/restoration with early ripple effects to 2 million hectares across 4 landscapes

620
Hectares under improved regenerative/restoration management
  • 2021

4 returns business cases identified or set up

5
Business cases identified or set up by landscape partners
  • 2021

About Commonland

Commonland is a not-for-profit system change developer of large-scale ecosystem landscape restoration projects. By working on solutions at the landscape level, Commonland addresses biodiversity, climate change, regenerative agriculture and revitalising communities.

 

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