Alina Siegfried

Alina Siegfried

Alina is a Wellington-based writer, narrative strategist, and storyteller specialising in the impact space. Focused on human-centric stories, she is passionate about the use of narrative and story to support systems-level change across a number of sectors and industries. Prior to late 2019, she worked with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship team for five years to help develop the programme and tell the stories of the 200+ global impact Fellows in the community. Alina has worked in communications across government, business, the NGO sector, social enterprise, and the arts. She is a NZ national poetry slam winner under the alias Ali Jacs, and is currently in the midst of writing her first book, on storytelling for impact.

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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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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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The Sweet Spot for Regenerative Management with Hamish Bielski

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

How regenerative methods turned around a tired old farm When Hamish Bielski took a phone call from a “random caller” in 2014 who was looking to speak to the manager…

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Building Soil Health with Nicole Masters

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

How a Kiwi soil expert is leading the global conversation on building healthy soils through regenerative agriculture Whenever Nicole Masters tells international audiences that New Zealand farmers are experiencing drought…

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Catalysing Rapid Growth in Regenerative Agriculture with Mike Taitoko

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

New Zealand’s new accelerator and investment programme for regenerative agriculture Mike Taitoko has big plans to catalyse rapid growth within New Zealand’s regenerative agriculture (regen ag) industry, with environmental outcomes,…

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The Science of Regenerative Agriculture with Dr Gwen Grelet

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

Using whole system science to understand the way regenerative ecosystems operate When ​Dr. Gwen Grelet​ began to study soil ecology on dairy farms in New Zealand in 2016, she got…

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Regenerative Agriculture and Rural Mental Health with Jono Frew

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

Changing mindsets and inspiring farmers for better mental health It’s early December 2019 and Jono Frew is unexpectedly driving a several-hour diversion to get to a client’s farm. Storms and…

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Regenerative Dairy Farming with Mark Anderson

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

How a South Otago dairy farmer learned to trust his instincts  In mid 2017, dairy farmer Mark Anderson sat down at his South Otago kitchen table with a rep from…

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From Organics to Regenerative Agriculture with Allan Richardson

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

An Otago farmer shares 20 years experience in eschewing conventional farming When Allan Richardson told his father in 1998 that he planned to convert a small portion of his West…

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Social Cohesion in Rural Communities with Sam Lang

By Alina Siegfried30th of April 2020

The role community support plays in successful transitions to regenerative agriculture From the hyper regulated agriculture industry in Europe to the sprawling mega-farms in the United States, and from massive…

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