Earth regeneration initiative

The state of forest deterioration is confirmed by their ability to act as carbon sink: in 2010s tropical forests removed only 6% of global GHG emissions, compared with an average 17% in the 1990s - Nature, 2020

Old-growth or virgin forest host rich terrestrial biological diversity:  almost 80% of the known amphibian species, 75% of all known birds, and 68 % of the known  mammals – FAO, 2020

Agriculture is by far the major responsible for land use change, with inevitable consequences in terms of  modification on the hydrologic cycle and soil degradation – IPCC, 2019

The Earth Regeneration Initiative facilitates reforestation and biodiversity protection through Future Farm and regeneration projects.

Regeneration

We pollute by eating. We eat by overexploiting and wasting. Agriculture is equally the main responsible of the depletion of natural resources but also the main victim of climate change and compulsive exceeding of our planetary boundaries. 

To reshape the cities of tomorrow, which are responsible alone of 70% of the global  anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to feed a growing population we need to rethink the current patterns of growth starting from a regeneration of the agri-food systems. The agricultural sector needs to increase its resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards while developing carbon-neutral solutions.

We can restore and regenerate ecosystem services through food production and consumption for the sake of our Planet but also for the human survival itself. It is scientifically proven that by changing our diets, we can encourage the use of regenerative agriculture, thereby changing one of the world’s most important contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn is one of the sectors most damaged by climate change. 

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Controlled Environmental Agriculture

Coinciding with the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Future Food Institute and Farm Tech Society joined together in a Virtual Roundtable for Biodiversity. An occasion to discuss possible solutions to unsustainable agricultural practices which consistently endanger biodiversity preservation which marked the beginning of actionables for biodiversity: an action plan on biodiversity submitted to the EU Parliament.

Forestry Carbon Project

In collaboration with Moody’s Foundation and Carbon Credit Consulting, the Future Food Institute combined local knowledge and modern innovations through restoration and protection of local forests, mitigation against extreme climatic events, decarbonization, and actions aimed at halting forest degradation and increasing reforestation in Brazil.  To date, over 200,000 tons of C02 have been removed from the atmosphere.

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Future farm

Situated in Emilia Romagna, Italy, the Future Farm serves as a playground for startups and businesses who need to manage technologies and improve efficiency in the agricultural field. This initiative features greenhouses, a fablab, laboratories, and plots created to encourage the creation and development of Agtech businesses. The space is also available to host training sessions and school programs.

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Paideia for Biodiversity

Paideia for Biodiversity exemplifies the Future Food way of preserving biodiversity: through active preservation, co-creation, and co-participation. This commitment has been officially published on the Convention on Biological Diversity website.

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