“This network could unlock the ability for the world’s farmers to engage in the regeneration of our planet and be recognized for those actions.”
After years of working in the agro-ecological space, we saw the clear need for a trusted and transparent verification mechanism that is agile and responsive to a context-specific world. This network could unlock the ability for the world’s farmers to engage in the regeneration of our planet and be recognized for those actions. We unveiled our project at Devcon 3 in Cancun, and shortly after published the Regen Network Whitepaper.
As the Regen Network concept solidified, we legally incorporated Regen Foundation and were awarded fiscal sponsorship from Buckminster Fuller Institute. We assembled a powerful Board of Directors and initiated Regen Consortium. The project began getting global recognition, being invited to speak at dozens of events including the United Nations Development Project Internal Retreat, World Bank Technology Innovation Lab, and the Caux Forum on Land and Security. We also created our first in-house Ecological State Protocol in the form of the Till/No-Till protocol.
Our aims for 2019 are to build the online infrastructure for catalyzing the community that want to work together toward regeneration, to bring together the right people and technology for the collaborative development of a broad set of Ecological State Protocols, and really establish the organizational structure in such a way that it serves the myriad different groups that would benefit from open and trusted ecological protocols. We also aim to launch a pilot project focused on mangrove restoration in collaboration with EarthPulse and GenBlue in 2019.
Our projected impact? Collaboration with dozens of organizations from public, private, and social sectors, with millions of acres of impact verified using ESPs developed through Regen Foundation.
What are ESPs?
An Ecological State Protocol (ESP) is an automated verification process that determines a specific ecological change in an open and trusted format. An ESP can be simple (i.e. observing an increase in vegetation), or complex (i.e. quantifying carbon sequestration in soil).