Friendly Farms - Promoting Restorative Agriculture Pioneers and Supporting Farmers in Transition
We envisage a renaissance of small-scale Regenerative and Restorative Agriculture creating a sustainable food future for Australia, with deeper connections to community and nature, enabling people to live healthier and happier lifestyles that are more fun.
Humanity is facing a many challenges: extreme climate events (floods, droughts and bushfires), biodiversity loss, degenerated land from industrial agriculture and chronic ill health of the population. Rural communities have been left fragmented, leading to an ageing farming population in the country and a lack of food security in towns and cities.
We see small-scale Regenerative and Restorative Agriculture as the best solution to the these challenges. Many farmers have already started transitioning from degenerate agricultural practices to regenerative ones. This ultimately leads to:
- regenerated and rehydrated productive land full of biodiversity, reversing climate change through rehydrating and regenerating the landscape, including carbon capture & storage - Healthy Land;
- food security & food sovereignty through an increase in healthy, local and seasonal food options - Healthy Food; and
- reconnected fragmented social structures (community resilience) and financial security in regional Australia, with collaborating younger and older farmers - Healthy People.