A History of Regenerative Agriculture Practices from the Global South: Case Studies from Ethiopia and Zimbabwe

As part of the global movement away from chemical-centric toward biology-centric agricultural practices, we must better understand traditional farming systems that promote natural biological processes to support soil restoration and sustainable cohabitation with other ecosystems.

This study focuses on traditional family systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, to better understand them and investigate potential benefits across different geographies. The study draws from examples of indigenous agricultural practices across the global south, a review of regenerative agricultural practices from around the world, and delve into an in-depth investigation of what it would take for the current farming systems in the cases of Ethiopia and Zimbabwe to evolve into the readoption and adaptation of traditional regenerative agricultural practices through the application of emerging global knowledge and practices.  

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Thabo Lenneiye

Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund
Thabo Lenneiye is the Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund. She’s responsible for operationalizing the fund, launching initiatives focused on sustainable agriculture, and framing a research agenda that intersects with energy policy.