Food / Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture

Current Initiative


Regenerative agriculture, grounded in Indigenous ecological wisdom, embraces a holistic approach to production, prioritizing soil health and the well-being of people, animals, and the environment. Crucial for climate resilience, it fosters biodiversity, improves water quality, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and centers on the welfare of farmers and land stewards.

Measuring Regenerative Impacts

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has launched 1000 Farms Initiative to collect data across North America that will paint a picture of how specific farming practices, from conventional to regenerative and everything in between, are impacting soil health, water infiltration rates, microbial life, bird diversity, productivity, farmer income, food composition and other outcomes.

Why it Matters

Global food systems are under unprecedented strain. Securing a healthy future will require transformation that simultaneously makes our food production systems more resilient while dramatically reducing negative impacts on people, nature, and the climate

    of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions come from food systems


    more food will be needed by 2050 to feed an anticipated population of 9.3 billion people


    from now, under current agricultural practices, the world’s topsoil could be gone

Advancing Good Food for All

The Rockefeller Foundation has a longstanding commitment to improve lives and the planet, and unleash human potential through innovation. We are dedicated to the principle that all people have the right to health, food, power and economic mobility.

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