ISA, along with its partners, visualizes six systems (as shown in the image below) that needs to work in cohesion to effectively facilitate the uptake and adoption of regenerative agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture describes farming practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle. These benefits results from the practice of minimum mechanical soil disturbance. (i.e., no tillage) through direct seed placement, implementing permanent soil organic cover with crop residues and/or cover crops and species diversification.
A systemic approach has been designed to bring in the six systems together to complement and augment the transition from conventional agricultural practices to more sustainable form of regenerative agriculture. ISA has been working to institutionalize part of the system since 2017. To realize the full system uptake, there is a need for other stakeholders to support the systems. Some of the institutionalization work that ISA, along with its partners, have been able to work on so far are given below.