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We are currently looking for cropping enterprises. Join our Case Study Program and partner with us to build evidence of how you are achieving resilient, productive outcomes through regenerative landscape management practices. We'd like to share your story and inspire others.

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What is a Case Study?

What is a Case Study?

For more than a decade, Soils for Life has been producing case studies of farmers’ inspiring stories of transition to regenerating their soils and landscapes. It is the largest body of regenerative farming case studies in Australia.

Each Soils for Life case study is an interwoven story supported by evidence of how land management innovators are achieving resilient, productive outcomes through regenerative landscape management practices. Our case studies are holistic, documenting ecological, social and economic factors and change.

The case study program promotes understanding on the part of land managers, policy makers, researchers and consumers, of the underlying issues and benefits of landscape regeneration. We have a strong focus on peer-to-peer support in order to enable improvements in landscape and water management practices across Australia. Our case studies also showcase groups of farmers who are working and learning together.

The case studies have been used by farmers, researchers and policy makers around the country to inspire and inform new ideas and approaches in agriculture.

About Soils for Life.

About Soils for Life

Soils for Life is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting Australian farmers and rural communities in regenerating soils and landscapes. Our main objectives are:

  • Respect farmers as land stewards and support them to bring their soils back to life.
  • Build farmer networks, peer support and learning opportunities.
  • Help farmers, scientists and decision makers find common ground on the benefits of regenerating soils and landscapes.
  • Ensure the opportunities and challenges of regenerative agriculture are widely communicated and understood

Get involved!

Soils for Life is currently looking for participants for our next round of case studies, focusing on cropping enterprises. We are interested in a range of cropping enterprise types, geographic locations and operational scale. If that's you, fill in our 'Expression of Interest' form below.

We’ll select four farmers for the case studies, but everyone who submits an expression of interest will have the opportunity to be a part of a peer-to-peer learning group with other farmers on improving soil health through cropping practices.

Guidance for selection

Do these resonate with you?

  • Strong commitment to and practices of regenerating soils and healthy landscapes.
  • Working with (rather than against) natural processes.
  • Adaptive management of the farm and landscape systems.
  • Interest in joining or creating a learning group or peer-to-peer discussion forum.
  • Able to offer sufficient time, enthusiasm and data.

What is the process?

How we work.

Soils for Life uses a collaborative approach, which recognises and seeks to bring together the knowledge of both farmers and researchers to inform the case study process, exploration of issues and direction of activities. Areas of collaboration can include workshop or field day design, which issues or practices to investigate, and input into our analysis and outputs.

We recognise that many landscape managers already undertake their own investigations as part of understanding how their management impacts their land and production. Soils for Life draws on this foundation and uses team experts to build evidence of ecological, economic, social impact.  There will be aspects of the case study that are collaborative and others that are independent.

In working with landscape managers to build holistic stories of practice change and outcomes, we like to bring together a range of information, including:

  • Documented changes in soil biology, chemistry, structure
  • Changes in landscape, productivity, biodiversity
  • Changes in personal, family, or community wellbeing
  • Business Performance (which includes a supportive process to explore and asses your goals)

Some of this data is gathered through interviews and surveys or site visits and other requires farm records. While we draw on this wide range of data, we don’t expect participants to provide all and we work closely with you to identify the most suitable data for your case study.

What are the benefits?

What are the benefits?

You will have the opportunity to work with us to build evidence of how you are achieving resilient, productive outcomes through regenerative landscape management practices, share your story of change with other farmers, policy makers and researchers, and connect with other farmers and experts.

Expression of interest

If you think your property or peer group would make a good case study, apply here!

Background Information

Name*
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Questions

You can include details such as, soil health, water management, land use, weed management. Did you have any monitoring in place, if so what kind?
In terms of soil, landscape, product, finances, or for you personally.
Please indicate the time period for this data. We use a range of data but do not expect participants to have all data.
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