What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

Regenerative agriculture is a whole new approach to farming, which focuses on conservation and rehabilitation. It aims to improve top-soil and increase biodiversity. Making farms more resilient to the impacts of climate change – and reducing their reliance on synthetic inputs.

With its roots in the United States, regenerative agriculture is spreading around the world. It’s a new way to achieve better soil and water quality, reduce nutrient loss, cut down carbon, and soften farming’s environmental footprint.

Regenerative farming for the next farming generation

Here at Align, we’re committed to making our farms truly intergenerational businesses. This means finding new ways to operate as sustainably and responsibly as possible.

As regenerative farming’s profile continued to rise throughout the New Zealand farming community, we saw the need for definitive data about this innovative approach. That’s why we’ve embarked on a multi-year study of regenerative farming.

Using our six Mid Canterbury farms as our research field, we’re collecting detailed data about regenerative farming’s environmental, social, economic, and food quality impact. With this information, we aim to provide definitive answers to some of the biggest questions surrounding regenerative farming.

Sharing our findings

We want to safeguard the future of every Kiwi farm – not just our own. From definitive data to transparent financial figures, we look forward to sharing all our findings with the wider farming community. So we can make sure every farm can continue to provide for New Zealanders – and the world – for generations to come.