Farmerama Radio is an award-winning podcast sharing the voices behind regenerative farming. Each month, the show features farmers and growers rebuilding our food and ecosystems from the ground up.
We are committed to positive ecological futures for the earth and its people, and we believe that farmers of the world will determine this. By giving them a voice, we hope to rejuvenate the confidence and vibrancy of regenerative farmers and rural communities and demonstrate how their decisions affect us all – from our food, to our health, and the planet.
In a wider context, we all need farmers, yet few of us have much meaningful connection to, or understanding of, farming. It’s our mission to use Farmerama Radio as a platform to change that.
Read about the team behind Farmerama here.
Our Definition of Regenerative Farming
Regenerative farming is about building soil health and biodiversity on farms, and moving away from intensive chemical systems.
It’s about taking a more ecological approach, observing the natural ecosystems on a particular plot of land and working with them in a way that recognises the place of people within nature, not outside it.
Regenerative farming systems regenerate the landscape, promote biodiversity, produce diverse and nutritious sources of food and fibre and provides income streams for the farm.
Farmers are the decision-makers of our planet. They are the people who interact with our land the most. “Farmers” is a term we use to encompass all growers, smallholders, crofters, fishermen and women, herdsmen and women, shepherds and all people working on the land or sea with plants/animals to create something that is for more than just themselves.
Regenerative farmers are the caretakers of the land, and they prioritise soil health and biodiversity on their farms. They are not just food producers, but environmentalists too; they want to see more wildlife and insects on their land because they know it’s part of a healthy farming system.
We recognise and honour that much of what we consider to be regenerative farming has deep roots in indigenous practices and cultures around the world.
We believe regenerative farming is a part of the solution to the climate crisis and feeding the world in the future. It has the potential to rebuild thriving ecosystems from the soil up, to provide ways to heal our relationships to land and each other; and to provide diverse, nutrient-rich food for generations to come.
As well as our regular monthly shows, we also produce special, self-contained series.
In 2021, we produced Landed, which was a personal exploration of land ownership and colonial legacy, told by Col Gordon, a Scottish farmer’s son, as he returned home to his family farm.
In 2020, we produced Who Feeds Us?, in which we explored the many different responses to and experiences of Covid-19 of farmers and food producers across the UK.
In 2019, we launched Cereal, a series exploring the grains system in the UK, from seed to loaf. We ask how it came to be so broken, and explore the stories of some of the people across the country working to build a new system.