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A CITIZEN’S GUIDE TO REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

LOCATION

Online

LANGUAGE

English

PROVIDER

FAI Farms

AVAILABILITY

High

INTRODUCTION

This course is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to learn more about one of the most promising potential solutions to biodiversity loss and global warming. Through an interactive online learning you will better understand the challenges and opportunities of regenerative agriculture.

We explain how leveraging ecological principles and processes can move us towards food production practices that build resilience while at the same time producing the highest quality, nutrient-dense and delicious foods.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

We accommodate any level of prior agricultural knowledge
We introduce you to FAI’s Regenerative Outcomes Framework
You have access to approximately 10 hours of self-led, interactive, multimedia training content tailored to anyone interested in where food comes from
live chat forum supports your learning throughout the course

COURSE CONTENT

The Basics
This section clears up the terminology associated with regenerative agriculture and gives you a clear and concise way to understand and describe this approach.

We explore why regenerative agriculture works with ecological principles and processes rather than prescriptions and standards and introduce the FAI Regenerative Outcomes Framework.

Redefining productivity – the ecosystem processes

This section is all about increasing production and resilience by enhancing the performance of the land and its ecological processes:

Water Cycle

How to buffer and retain rainfall to be available to plants for longer throughout the season, optimizing growth and production.

Soil Health

How to build soil, and fertility to increase plant health and production, and reduce or eliminate the need for costly artificial fertilisers

Photosynthesis

How to maximise the most valuable free energy source – the sun – to increase the quality and quantity of primary production

Airflow

The importance of soil structure and airflow to support the fixation of free and unlimited atmospheric nitrogen and the cycling of other soil and plant nutrients essential to achieve a high production low input system

Nature’s dynamic networks

By increasing complexity in the system, plants and animals’ resilience to disease can be increased
Practices and tools for achieving regenerative outcomes

In this section, we cover the main tools and practices available to farmers and food companies to increase the productivity and effectiveness of their land.

We explain why regenerative agriculture is context-specific and how farmers can use it to achieve their economic, environmental and personal goals.

We explain how to monitor and measure regeneration.

We explain what it means to be adaptive – managing complex and ongoing processes through careful planning, monitoring and responding to feedback.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Before you embark on this course, we recommend you watch the Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground.

For more information to support the shift in mindset required to embrace regenerative agriculture, we also recommend:

FAI’s A-Z of Regenerative Agriculture

Listen and share episodes from our Farm Gate Podcast. Through fortnightly episodes we feature stories from regenerative farmers and topics such as regenerative finance, scaling regenerative, regenerative agriculture for kids, regenerative oceans and much more.

CONTACT US

For any queries feel free to fill the form and send us a message.

+44 (0)1865 790880

info@fai.academy

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