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The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Build your knowledge of sustainable farming methods and the skills and policies needed to transition to a regenerative model.

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The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

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  • 2 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Discover the inspiring future of sustainable farming

Current mainstream farming methods are resulting in the loss of fertile soil and biodiversity, meaning that the world could run out of topsoil in about 60 years.

On this two-week course from EIT Food, you’ll learn what regenerative agriculture involves, why it’s crucial for the future of farming, and how to implement your own transition to the regenerative model.

Learn the fundamentals and benefits of regenerative agriculture

From soil health and biodiversity to farmer livelihoods, there are many benefits to sustainable and regenerative farming.

This course will guide you through the key principles of regenerative agriculture, the benefits of different farming methods, and how the regenerative model can help to reduce the environmental impact of farm practices.

Explore the policies and designs needed to transition supply chains

Reports from leading organisations state the fundamental importance of transitioning to more regenerative agriculture methods if Europe is to meet its climate change targets, food security needs, and protect our farmland.

You’ll look at the regenerative model and how it can be implemented to reverse rural abandonment by making farms profitable. You’ll also examine the responsibilities of both corporations and consumers, as well as the EU policies that aim to help move the industry towards a sustainable future.

Develop your skills with the experts at EIT Food

With teams on the ground across Europe, EIT Food leads the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community.

This course has been developed by a team of experts with hands-on knowledge of regenerative agriculture, making them uniquely positioned to help you develop your understanding of the topic and grow your own strategies for sustainable intensification.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Uncover the story of regenerative agriculture

    • Welcome to the course

      This first activity introduces the course topic and the educators.

    • Farming better

      This activity explores the need for a shift from traditional to regenerative agriculture.

    • Soil, climate and plant as a set

      This activity focuses on the relationship between soil, plant and climate.

    • Summary

      Week 1 wrap-up.

  • Week 2

    Farming for the future

    • Introduction to week 2

      This activity introduces the second and final week of the course.

    • Animals as key-player in the agroecosystem

      This activity focuses on animal health and welfare.

    • Holistic management

      This activity focuses on the use of natural resources and how farms are designed to support regenerative agricultural practices.

    • Transitioning supply chains

      This activity explores how stakeholders are transitionning to regenerative agriculture practices, and how policies support it.

    • Course summary

      This is the final activity of the course, wrapping up all that we have learned.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the concepts of regenerative agriculture and sustainable intensification and the impact these can have on farming systems
  • Explore how regenerative agriculture can help reducing environmental impacts of farm practices
  • Identify which skills are necessary to implement new data-driven regenerative farming techniques
  • Reflect on the challenges faced by farmers and how regenerative agriculture can help them to provide a secure and sustainable food supply for a growing population
  • Assess soil health
  • Develop a regenerative action plan for your farm (or a hypothetical farm)

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for farmers ready to join the Regenerative Agriculture Revolution.

It may also be of interest to anyone committed to improving agricultural systems, especially stakeholders working in the agricultural industry, and anyone interested in better understanding sustainable farming.

Who will you learn with?

Activity Leader of the Regenerative Agriculture Revolution at EIT Food. We help farmers to improve soil health to produce food that is better for the environment, their businesses and people’s health.

Agricultural Project Manager at EIT Food. Helping farmers make an alternative choice for them and the generations to come. I'm also a vine-grower in the Douro valley.

Project Manager at EIT Food, in charge of Regenerative Agriculture Programme in CEE region. Helping farmers make an alternative choice for them and the generations to come. I co-run a family farm.

Who developed the course?

EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

EIT

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is a unique EU body boosting Europe’s ability to innovate, creating pan-European partnerships to find innovative solutions to global challenges.

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  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
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