Wir wollen, dass das Preisgeld hilft, ihre Arbeit bekannt zu machen und mehr Menschen zu inspirieren, sich an der Regenerationsbewegung zu beteiligen.
In dieser Kategorie gibt es mindestens zwei Preise, die jeweils mit bis zu 25.000 Pfund dotiert sind. Wir beabsichtigen, einen Preis für ein kleines Projekt in dieser Kategorie zu vergeben.
HPC ist eine von der Basis ausgehende, der Permakultur verschriebene NGO im Westen Nepals. Es ist in abgelegenen, armen Bauerngemeinden tätig, deren Ressourcen ausgebeutet wurden. Das Zentrum wird von Farmer*innen aus den Bezirken Surkhet und Humla betrieben.
Gemeinsam mit lokalen Gemeinschaften in 31 Dörfern leitet das HPC regenerative Projekte nach einem einzigartigen sektorübergreifenden Ansatz, der Ernährungssicherheit und Ernährungssouveränität, Gesundheit, Bildung, Existenzsicherung und Kapazitätsaufbau verbindet. Das Ergebnis sind wohlhabende Dörfer mit einer Vielfalt an Lebensgrundlagen, Kultur und biologischer Vielfalt, deren Einwohner*innen nicht gezwungen sind, sie aufgrund von Armut zu verlassen.
Die Strategie des HPC ruht auf vier Säulen.
Schulung und Ausbildung:
Das Jupago Kreká Collective wurde 2005 gegründet, nachdem das indigene Volk der Xukuru sein traditionelles Gebiet zurückerobert hatte.
Der Kolonisierungsprozess hatte die Lebensweise der Xukuru aus dem Gleichgewicht gebracht und die Überlebensfähigkeit ihrer landwirtschaftlichen Systeme, Verfahren und Kenntnisse gefährdet. Das Kollektiv stellte sich der Herausforderung, Umwelt und eine gesunden Geisteshaltung wiederherzustellen.
Seine Arbeit basierte auf den Prinzipien von „Lymolaygo Toype“ (Quell des Lebens), mit dem Ziel, das System der Flächenverwertung abzuschaffen, eine Nachwirkung des Kolonialisierungsprozesses.
Jupago Kreká will Prozesse koordinieren, die es ermöglichen, nachhaltige Erfahrungen in indigenen Familien zu identifizieren, diese Praktiken zu systematisieren und die Ergebnisse zu sozialisieren.
Die wichtigsten Errungenschaften von Jupago sind bisher:
Die Xukuru glauben, dass der Mensch Teil der Natur ist und daher die Heilung der Natur für die Heilung des Menschen notwendig ist. Jupago will für die wunderbare Verbesserung des Lebens sorgen, durch Handlungen, die sich um alles Leben in seiner Umgebung kümmern, indem sie sich um die Natur kümmern, die Heilige Natur.
ASRI is an NGO that began in 2007 in western Borneo in Indonesia, which co-designs solutions to key issues facing local communities and tropical rainforests.
ASRI asked community members surrounding Gunung Palung National Park what they would need in order to protect the climate-critical rainforest. The communities described key needs as healthcare, regenerative livelihood training, and conservation education.
The NGO works to conserve the biodiversity of tropical rainforests by meeting the health and economic needs of surrounding communities, in several ways.
In 2018 ASRI expanded to villages near Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR), a 230,000 hectare rainforest in central Borneo. Its planetary health model is also being replicated by Health In Harmony, in Madagascar and Brazil.
Deccan Development Society (DDS) is a 39-year-old grassroots organisation in Telangana, India. It works with nearly 50 village-level voluntary associations (sanghams), led by 5000 dalit and indigenous female small-holding farmers.
At a time when development for dryland farmers only meant groundwater extraction and shifting to mono-cropping of commercial crops, DDS recognised the effects these shifts had on ecology and gender relations. It understood that traditional farming practices were valued by poorer women with degraded soils due to the holistic benefits they offer in human, livestock and soil health, whereas men narrowly focused on yield and the monetary benefits it offers. This inspired
DSS to pursue participatory and sustainable development methods that could assert the sanghams’ autonomy in multiple spheres like food, nutrition, seeds, market, media and so on.
By valuing the indigenous knowledge of these women on food and farming, and by using bottom-up participatory decision-making, the society has implemented successful initiatives that integrate:
The Society is now active in 30 village sanghams, supporting rainfed biodiverse farming, grassroots health and legal workers, community led market for millet produce and also engaging in awareness events, information publications and advocacy campaigns. These activities ensure earth-care and human care and raise the profile of women as leaders in their villages.
Over the decades, DDS has designed integrative programmes such as eco-employment days, Community Gene Bank, Medicinal Plant Commons, Community Grain Fund, Balwadies and more which have been replicated and scaled up by other CSOs and also the government.
Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC) is a Kenyan registered NGO, operating in Makueni County, Kenya.
Its vision is of sustainable and resilient communities in the drylands of Kenya. It seeks to bring about improved livelihoods of the marginalised communities and people living there.
The organisation equips subsistence farmers in drylands with the tools to restore degraded lands and address the challenges of deforestation, falling agricultural yields, failing livelihood, water scarcity, loss of traditional knowledge and climate change through permaculture and agro ecological best practices.
DNRC is currently working with 800 smallholder households (about 4,200 people) and 12 schools (about 3,000 pupils). Achievements so far include:
LURGAIA was born in 2002 in Vizcaya, Basque Country, with the aim of WORKING for the environment.
In Vizcaya, native forests have almost disappeared, replaced by industrial forestry crops.
These monocultures, although necessary, have a negative impact and lack the biodiversity of a natural forest. Every so often, they are cut down to make short-term products, such as paper, immediately releasing the sequestered CO2. Intensive exploitation forces the use of fertilisers and phytosanitary products, impoverishing, polluting and eroding the soil. All the vegetation is eliminated and the cycle must start from scratch, making it impossible to reach the degree of maturity necessary for the health of the forest and, as we already know, for our health.
In a privileged economic context like this, most plantations are in private hands and do not represent a way of life but an extraordinary contribution. More and more owners decide to take a step in favour of the planet and convert their land into forests without exploitation.
The LURGAIA Foundation works to recover a part of this lost heritage so that there is a better balance between economy and conservation. And it does so by involving society.
So far it has:
Permaculture in Ukraine (PIU) was established in 2012 after the first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in Ukraine. It is an NGO. Since then it has been organising PDCs every year and is currently the only organisation promoting sustainable agriculture in Ukraine.
Over the years PIU has:
In 2017 it established a network of permaculture centres that now comprises of 16 demonstration sites across Ukraine. Each centre practises permaculture, organises courses and other events and hosts volunteers.
When the war in Ukraine began, Permaculture in Ukraine partnered with the ecovillage community GEN Ukraine to start a new initiative: Green Road of Ecovillages.
The initiative mobilised the existing network of ecovillages and permaculture centres to host internally displaced people. More than 3000 people passed through around 60 locations. 450 internally displaced peoples will stay here during the winter of 2022-23. As part of this project, PIU is seeking to support food security through a range of approaches, from providing small scale agriculture equipment to education.
School of the Earth (SoE) was founded in 2009 in Greece with the aim to inform, educate, inspire and support people to redefine their needs and redesign their lives, for the transition to a regenerative future.
The SoE develops activities along the following streams:
Until 2013 SoE was an urban community centre, facilitating the transformation of physical and social spaces in Athens. It then moved to a small suburban farm and created a permaculture community centre and test site for researching and adapting different techniques to the Mediterranean climate. This was the first permaculture educational centre in Greece and serves as a focus point for the local network.
Over the years, SoE has:
The Cultural Conservancy (TCC) is a Native-led non-profit organisation based in San Francisco, CA founded in 1985. It is deeply rooted in Turtle Island (North America) with strong connections to Hawai’i, and has expanded across the American continent and Moana (greater Pacific).
TCC works with Native/Indigenous peoples locally and globally on community-based projects that are shaped by community requests and guided by the Native Advisory Council of Traditional Knowledge Holders, land-care practitioners, and community leaders. TCC commits to Indigenous youth and elders and promotes intergenerational knowledge exchange.
Its mission is to protect and revitalise Indigenous cultures through the direct application of traditional knowledge and practices on ancestral lands. It facilitates community-led transformation for those struggling with food access, land displacement, and physical, spiritual, and cultural health.
From language revitalization and traditional carving projects to Indigenous agricultural sciences and traditional land tending, critical to TCC’s work is the acknowledgement of the sacred relationship Native peoples have to lands and waters and the importance of this relationship to physical, mental, and community health.
TCC focuses on:
Its flagship Native Foodways Program and new land project Heron Shadow work to provide safe, culturally-rooted spaces, access to traditional knowledge systems, Indigenous agricultural sciences, and resources for growing healthy culturally appropriate foods including planting, harvesting, processing, distributing, cooking and seed keeping.
The Viracocha Foundation, established in 2000, is based in San Agustín- Huila, Colombia.
San Agustín is an area recognized as a UNESCO Constellation Belt Andean Biosphere Reserve, and is home to the UNESCO 1995 Historical and Cultural Heritage Archaeological Park and Magdalena River, the main water source of Colombia.
Viracocha was established in response to a degenerative culture that had degraded natural resources, causing problems such as poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, uprooting, expansion of the agricultural frontier, impacting the strategic ecosystems of the territory.
Its work supports the transition towards resilient communities and ecosystems. This integrates the basic needs of the human being (food, home, occupation, learning, environment, communication, freedom and spirituality) from a regenerative perspective.
It seeks to:
In 2002, Viracocha created the Food & Education Program (PAE), benefiting 400 children from families living in conditions of poverty and malnutrition.
In 2006, the Agroecological Permacultural Education Center (CEPA) was created, a nine-hectare farm that acts as a living model of Permaculture and regenerative systems.