Reinventing the Economics of Agriculture
Regenerative land management practices create dramatic increases in biodiversity, water retention, and carbon sequestration. Regen Network monitors on-the-ground conditions and generates trusted attestations about the ecological state of managed land and water areas.
Ecological State Protocols
Ecological State Protocols built on top of Regen Ledger monitor on-the-ground conditions and generate trusted attestations about the health of ecosystems. The core set of Ecological State Protocols will be developed by working groups of scientists, ecologists, farmers, and community members, and will be open sourced.
The earth’s soils are the most important carbon sink for the reduction of atmospheric CO2 levels. This protocol incentivises agricultural practices that mitigate climate change though the generation of carbon-rich top soil.
Grasslands cover approximately 3.5 billion ha of the earth's land area, or 70 percent of the global agricultural area. This protocol incentivizes rotational grazing and holistic management practices, restoring degraded grassland.
Endangered species habitat
As of 2017, the IUCN reports over 25,000 threatened species. This protocol tracks and maps habitat for endangered species, identifies and predicts their movements and helps direct conservation efforts toward the most critical areas.
Even in cities, trees provide cleaner air, cooler temperatures, reduced flood risk, increased biodiversity and reduced levels of stress. This protocol assists in the protection of urban flora and offer a tool to incentivize additional establishment.
Globally, 35% of food crop production depends on pollinators. To survive, bees need suitable nesting places and sufficient food nearby. By mapping land use, nesting suitability and floral resources across seasons, this protocol predicts pollinator density.
The quality of the earth's water is a critical determinant in species density and health of an ecosystem. This protocol will determine the quality of surface and groundwater through verifiable sensor input and satellite data.
There may be nothing of more critical importance than the regeneration of global ecosystems. Regen Network is building the partnerships, analyzing the data, and furnishing the tools to incentivize management practices that sequester carbon, increase biodiversity, support community resiliency, and regenerate planetary health.
What is regeneration?
In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage.
Regen Network aims to regenerate the earth's ecosystems. To achieve this goal, we chose to focus on agriculture as a key intervention point. Regen Network defines regenerative agriculture as a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services.
Example use cases
We are building the first apps as we build the Regen Network platform. These are some of the interesting use cases that the platform enables.
The current carbon trading system has been criticised for its limited real world impact. By transparently recording sequestered carbon, Regen Network creates a marketplace for verified regenerative carbon credits. More info
Municipal, State and Federal governments are struggling to meet their climate related commitments. Regen Network creates an outcome-based rewards program that governments can utilize to incetivize for their specific environmental goals.
Regen Network can provide several upgrades to supply system certifications and the overall consumer experience. Using the integrated framework of Ecological State Protocols and Data Quality Protocols, costly verification systems can become more transparent, precise, and efficient.