Currently, farmers are not subsidized or remunerated for attempting to reduce their environmental impact. But switching to regenerative will include some initial upfront costs (and a mindset change), which is where the Restore Fund comes in! Call it a subsidy or an incentive if you may, but the ZFP family firmly believes that regenerative agriculture is the key to advancing social justice, strengthening food security and solving climate change. “It is a classic triple-win situation. Consumers can receive healthier foods, farmers can have a more secure and prosperous future and the planet will benefit because regenerative agriculture provides it a better chance to heal and restore itself” (Forbes, 2021).
FoodAg giants in the West are already jumping in on the regenerative train and have pledged to restore agricultural farmland in their supply chains in the next 5-25 years. Unilever, Cargill, Danone, Nestle, Walmart and General Mills are amongst those who have begun setting clear targets and goals to transform their organizations into ones that internalize ecosystem restoration as part of their net-zero strategies. Stakeholders and investors know this to be the best thing to do because by now, the science is clear - without food, there is no business. So when will Asia take notice?
Head on to our website for more information on the Restore Fund Guidelines and Application process. And do share this with your farmer friends cause everyone is going to need a regenerative farmer in their lives pretty soon.