Advocacy and Projects
The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance’s advocacy approach places the farmer as the primary partner – deeply valuing their lived experience and expertise.
The Alliance’s Government Policy Group (GPG) brings together a cross-section of leading agricultural membership groups, meeting four times a year.
The GPG exists to progress ideas, formulate recommendations for Government, and implement actions it deems important for the future of regenerative agriculture in Australia.
The first RAA meeting was held on 21 March 2019, with the second meeting held on 21 November 2019 on National Agriculture Day, both at SCU Lismore, with the leaders in regenerative agriculture from across the country attending. The purpose of these meetings was to develop recommendations to Government for key strategic, long-term solutions for rural and regional Australia’s environmental stability and economic prosperity; assisting rural Australia to be more resilient to changes in climate.
Our recommendations are:
- Establish a national Regenerative Agriculture Advisory Group to work with the Minister
- Deliver innovative, pro-active Government incentives schemes supporting regenerative agricultural practices
- Develop a credible and cost-effective natural-capital accounting framework and environmental measurements
- Introduce financial incentives for farmers to build and maintain carbon stocks through biodiversity, increasing soil carbon, tree cover and/ or ground cover
- Recognise the relationship between soil health, plant health, animal health and human health.
In February 2020, Southern Cross University will be starting the first intake of the world’s first regenerative agriculture degree. The degree was championed by the Regenerative Agricultural Alliance (RAA) and members of its Industry Advisory Group. RAA exists to improve the holistic health and wellbeing of Australian landscapes, farmers and communities through research, education and collaboration.
Extensive consultation was undertaken with Southern Cross University to develop a regenerative agriculture degree that builds ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking to improve agricultural resilience and address complex real-world challenges. Find out more about the degree.
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