Bright Tide, a leading environmental consultancy in the UK, is proud to announce the launch of its first ever Regenerative Farming Accelerator. This innovative programme is unique because it connects 20 ventures from around the globe and integrates both land and ocean farming practices.
The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of environmental crises. And our global food system is not helping. In fact, UNEP estimates agriculture is currently the primary driver of soil depletion and biodiversity loss, while according to the FAO close to 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are overexploited.
The solution? Regenerative farming, both on land and in the ocean. This nature-informed approach to food production is capable of improving soil health, boosting terrestrial/marine biodiversity, and carbon sequestration as well as providing resilient, long-term livelihoods for farmers around the world.
”In the face of such pressing issues as biodiversity loss, climate change, and food insecurity, our commitment to nurturing sustainable practices is more pertinent and urgent than ever,” explains Harry Wright, Bright Tide’s CEO and Founder.
This belief in the incredible potential of regenerative farming is shared by the Accelerator’s influential partner organizations: Hogan Lovells, Muzinich & Co, Kennedys, Ecosulis, CreditNature, Barclays, Cadman Capital Group, Next Energy Group, Boatfolk and Bankers for NetZero.
A Global Cohort
The Bright Tide Regenerative Farming Accelerator brings together land and ocean farming practices, offering a unique and integrated approach. By harnessing the benefits of both systems, this programme maximizes resource utilization and ensures a holistic approach to sustainable food production.
This is a truly global endeavor, with 20 ventures from around the world participating in the programme. Participants represent very diverse farm sizes, geographical locations, and agricultural sectors.
On land, they include: Nunwell Farm, New Foundation Farms, Wildfarmed, Gentle Farming, Sea Water Solutions, Agreed Earth, Tierra Foods, Chirrup AI, ReGeneration and Afro Valley
At sea, they are: Algapelago, Atlantic Mariculture, Pine Island Redfish, Aquit, Three-Sixty Aquaculture, Ficosteera, Healthy Seaweed Cafe, Oyster Restoration Company, Ole Blu and Sea Ventures
Fostering collaboration across all these different farming communities will allow for fresh knowledge exchange and encourage the adoption of regenerative practices on a larger scale.
“It’s easy to get stuck in a rut working by yourself as a farmer and we are really excited to meet like minded people and to get support and advice from experts in the field!”, say Francesca Cooper and Hollie Fallick from Nunwell Farm, in the UK.
Bright Tide is dedicated to providing comprehensive technical and advisory support to the selected cohort. The goal is not only to showcase regenerative farming practices (both on land and the sea) but also to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable future.
The three main pillars of the programme are high-level networking, upskilling, and fostering collaboration between the ventures. The agenda of activities includes:
- A series of exclusive in-person networking events at the offices of Hogan Lovells on February 22nd and the House of Commons on March 4th, 2024. These events will provide ventures with the opportunity to network and connect with potential new customers, policy makers, and investors.
- An 8-week virtual programme that will take place between mid-March and mid-May 2024. This programme will offer over 20+ hours of free technical, advisory, and pro bono legal support to the cohort. Leading global experts, mentors, and private sector organizations from around the world will deliver this support.
- A showcase pitching event at Barclays offices in Canary Wharf on May 24th, 2024. At this event, ventures will have the chance to pitch their business in front of an audience of up to 150 potential supporters, customers, and investors.
Join the Movement
Bright Tide invites industry stakeholders, environmental leaders, and the general public to follow the progress and updates of the Regenerative Farming Accelerator. Learn more by visiting https://www.bright-tide.co.uk/regenerativefarming.