Regenerative Agriculture Research Program

Context

The Regeneration Academy currently offers a hands-on course in regenerative agriculture. In the Regenerative Agriculture Research Program students and researchers are able to come together. They learn while doing valuable research on their land. The Academy is based on a large farm in La Junquera, South of Spain.

The Regeneration Academy is a beacon of hope, proving that agriculture can have positive effects on the land when practiced properly. They focus on being an example of the possibilities and benefits of regenerative agriculture. And that in a region facing many environmental issues related to intensive farming.

 

Our approach

Regeneration Academy and TheRockGroup work together on developing and executing regenerative agricultural programs. TheRockGroup is one of the founding partners of the Regeneration Academy.

TheRockGroup, Regeneration Academy, and EIT Climate-KIC are working together to create impactful programs in the region. After the continued success of this program, TheRockGroup and the Regeneration Academy, with funding from EIT Climate-KIC, are exploring the possibility of creating two new programs in the region, launching in 2020. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case you want to know more about the upcoming programs or would like to apply.

 

Our work

This recently published article by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality gives a nice overview of how the projects provide entrepreneurs, students and local youth with the means to bring about positive change through a transition to regenerative agriculture. The knowledge gained through cooperation between the Netherlands and Spain is shared with the most important stakeholders. These include local farmers, entrepreneurs and universities such as Wageningen UR and the University of Utrecht. Meanwhile, La Junquera has become a demonstration farm where interested people from Murcia and surrounding provinces regularly come to have a look.

 

Watch the movie about the Research Program. See also our educational project on Circular Economy.

Group picture of young people standing on a field with trees in the background

 

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