Regenerative Programs and Incentives Feasibility Study

In the fall of 2019 the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the Regenerative Programs and Incentives Feasibility Study, which evaluates regenerative certification and verification programs in the Ontario context.

Project Goals

  1. Determine the market for regenerative certification programs in Ontario.
  2. Identify potential benefits and barriers for small and large scale producers to obtain regenerative certification/verification.
  3. Explore incentives that encourage producers to adopt more regenerative agriculture practices.

The project’s goals were achieved through research, expert interviews, focus groups, surveys, webinars, and virtual farm tours concluding with the final report that provides recommendations regarding programs and incentives for regenerative practices in Ontario.

Some of the programs that OCO evaluated included the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) by the Regenerative Organic Alliance and Rodale Institute, the Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV) by the Savory Institute and Soil Carbon Initiative (SCI) by the Carbon Underground.

Project Resources & Results

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Blogs and Additional Resources

The Regenerative Programs and Incentives Feasibility Study was made possible by funding from