Nature-based Solutions

As the climate crisis deepens, we are becoming more aware of just how badly we have failed to respect our most precious asset: nature. We depend entirely on it for our food, our air, our water and our shelter, and yet, we have been neglecting and exploiting nature for decades, even centuries. Nature-based solutions (NbS) promise to redress the balance by restoring habitats and ecosystems.

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Alice Ritchie

Advantage champion

Alice Ritchie is the Climate Change and Water Lead at the leading membership organisation for farmers and landowners in the UK, representing 30,000 members who own or manage 10 million acres – over half the rural land in England and Wales. She advises members and the UK and Welsh governments on reaching net-zero, flood and drought resilience, nature-based solutions and water management and quality, influencing how these topics fit with post-Brexit agriculture policy. Alice previously worked for the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand on climate change, agriculture and forestry and is in the final year of an M. Sc in Global Food Security from the University of Edinburgh.

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Regenerative Tourism – Opportunity for Tourism Recovery?

By Dr Susanne Becken31st of July 2020

What is Regenerative Tourism New Zealand has a history of sustainable tourism with many businesses making operational choices towards sustainability. So, what is different about the idea of Regenerative Tourism?…

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Imagining the Food System We Really Want

By Jacqui Macalister30th of July 2020

It’s the dawn of the twenty-twenties, the make or break decade for climate change and humanity.  We’ve reached a tipping point for sustainability in virtually every sector on the planet,…

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Building Future-Proof Farms at Mangarara Station with Greg Hart

By Alina Siegfried2nd of July 2020

How one Hawke’s Bay farmer is building economic and environmental resilience into his farm At the back of Greg Hart’s farm in the Hawkes Bay, two paddocks are growing grass…

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Taking Regenerative Agricultural Produce to Market with David Crutchley

By Alina Siegfried2nd of July 2020

How origin tracing can instil consumer confidence in regeneratively produced foods When David Crutchley markets his lamb to international buyers, it’s the story of his biologically managed, soil-regenerating, lush green…

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Sheep Included in Regenerative Agriculture

By Matt Philp27th of May 2020

When Geoff Ross bought Lake Hawea Station in 2018, he said he wanted to be a changemaker and farm for the environment. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world,…

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Discovering New Zealand Agriculture One Conversation at a Time

By Alissa Welker27th of May 2020

How times have changed, last May I left Farmers Business Network, an Ag Tech start-up company in the U.S., to explore agriculture systems in other parts of the world. I…

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Regenerative Agriculture and Food Waste

By Tessa Vincent27th of May 2020

Regenerative agriculture has become a hot topic in New Zealand. At its core, regenerative agriculture is about shifting from a carbon intensive food system to a regenerative, carbon-negative food system. …

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Informing the Future with Regenerative Agriculture

By Rod Oram30th of April 2020

We must learn how to work with nature, not against it. In all we do. Nature’s rebound is one of the upsides of the otherwise calamitous Covid-19 crisis. Atmosphere and…

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Introducing Our Regenerative Future

By Simon Millar30th of April 2020

Regeneration in the ecological sense encapsulates the renewal, restoration and revitalization of our natural systems to ensure we live within our natural planetary boundaries. The drastic social and economic changes…

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Insight into Regenerative Agriculture in New Zealand: The Good, the Bad, and the Opportunity

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

The good, the bad, and the opportunity of regenerative farming in NZ  In November, 2019 a group of 85 farmers gathered in a mixed cropping farm and a dairy farm…

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International Organic and Regenerative Ag Markets with Gary Hirshberg

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

An organic entrepreneur’s advice on scaling up regenerative agriculture in New Zealand In the 37 years that he has been in the business of organic food production, Gary Hirshberg has seen…

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