RegenWA is a network of committed West Australian farmers and industry stakeholders who are identifying, implementing and sharing innovative and sustainable land management practices that other farmers can learn from and adopt.
Within the agriculture industry, there was a need to support and encourage farmers who are willing to break away from conventional farming to trial practices that may prove to be more sustainable (profitable, socially, ethically and environmentally responsible).
Farmers have different motivations and capacity for adopting new practices; these include financial pressure, resilience to the impacts of climate change, personal health, concerns about food safety and nutrition, loss of family time and declining productivity of farmland. No matter the reason, farmers want to be good stewards of the land and are always looking for opportunities to improve the soil health and biodiversity on-farm, as essential for the longer-term viability of their farming enterprise.
RegenWA aims to support farmers to transition from current conventional practice to leading sustainability practices. By identifying and supporting the adoption of these leading sustainability practices we will be able to improve the resilience and productivity of our agricultural land.
RegenWA’s main objectives are to:
- Facilitate a peer-to-peer support and learning network between farmers who are willing to investigate, share and demonstrate leading sustainability practices.
- Support collaborative and independent research to evaluate the applicability of these leading production systems, practices and technologies.
- Identify mechanisms that enable farmers to demonstrate their sustainability credentials to consumers who want to make more informed purchasing decisions.