Outcomes-Based Framework

Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Regen10 feedback survey. You have been selected because you are an expert in agriculture and food systems. Your views will be critical in refining our outcomes-based framework which aims to support the transition towards regenerative food systems.

Your participation in the survey is voluntary. Your responses will not be shared beyond the Regen10 team. Should anything be published, neither your name nor organisation will be linked to any of the data. All data will be held securely and not shared with others. You can withdraw from the survey at any time and ask for your data to be deleted as preferred.

Please email Holly Foster at <hfoster@merid.org> if you have any questions, concerns or complaints.

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Background information:

What is the outcomes-based framework intended to do?

The outcomes-based framework intends to equip all food system actors with a shared understanding and ambition for driving the transition to regenerative farming. By articulating the breadth of outcomes regenerative farming can deliver at farm and landscape level, the framework can – for all food system actors - increase understanding of the interconnectedness of the farm system, guide data collection to monitor progress over time and inform decision making and support across the value chain.

We have three central objectives for the framework:
  • To be holistic: To put an emphasis on the socio-cultural and equity outcomes, alongside environmental and economic, ensuring food system actors take into account that the interconnectedness of systems they work in helps to identify trade-offs and mitigate negative outcomes where possible.
  • To be outcomes-based: To take into account context specificity by measuring outcomes rather than practices. Practices lead to different outcomes in different contexts, therefore, focussing on outcomes helps food system actors make decisions based on information relevant to their context.
  • To be farmer and landscape steward focussed: To base the framework on farmer and landscape stewards’ experiences and needs, not only looking at the farm level, but also at how food production impacts the landscape and vice versa.

Our ambition is that the outcomes-based framework will create a shared understanding and ‘North star’ to guide food system actors (such as farmers, landscape stewards, policy makers, businesses and financial institutions) to make decisions that accelerate the transition to regenerative food systems, recognising the responsibility for transition should be shared by all.

Our hypothesis is that it is possible to achieve convergence and shared understanding around a consistent set of outcomes at farm and landscape level to drive the transition to regenerative food systems. However, the data that is collected against these outcomes (e.g. selecting the indicators, metrics and measurement methodologies) might look different in different contexts (e.g. when there are different technological capabilities).

The zero-draft of the Outcomes-Based Framework is available here.

Why Regen10 would like your help:

You have been sent this survey because your organisation has experience working with farmers and landscape stewards on regenerative farming. We will be asking for your input across two sections of the survey:
  • Section 1: Your opinion on the usefulness of an outcomes-based framework as a concept
  • Section 2: Your expertise to help shape the outcomes within the framework, based on your experience.
 
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