DIF on AIR How to regenerate the planet and feed 10 billion people by 2050

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  • Speakers:
  • Felipe Villela, Patrick Worms
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Humans are thriving as a species. Our numbers and demands keep growing, yet the space we have available to feed and nurture everyone remains limited. In order to feed 10 billion people by 2050, we will need more land, farmers, and energy to produce more food. But is it possible to do all that while regenerating the resources we have already degraded?

Join this session with Felipe Villela, founder of reNature and Patrick Worms, from the World Agroforestry Centre to find out how regenerative agroforestry, an agricultural system that mimics nature, preserves forests and mitigates climate change, can help us regenerate our planet.


Felipe Villela

Felipe Villela

Founder, reNature

Felipe is a 26-year old nature passionate Brazilian living in Amsterdam. His Brazilian family has over 60 years experience in large-scale (1.500ha) organic citrus farming, so he has always been involved in sustainable agriculture. Together with his business partner, Marco de Boer, they founded reNature. A Dutch foundation and company that aims at regenerating 1 million hectares of degraded land worldwide through Agroforestry by 2030. reNature develops model farms and model schools to companies and organisations seeking regenerative agricultural transition.

Patrick Worms

Patrick Worms

Science Senior Policy Advisor at World Agroforestry Center

Patrick is president of EURAF, the European Agroforestry Federation, a Fellow of the Global Evergreening Alliance, and the science policy advisor of World Agroforestry, the world's biggest research institution dedicated to agroforestry. He kicked off his career as a biologist engaged in environmental remediation efforts in the former Soviet Union, and is now convinced that agroforestry and, more generally, agroecology are, if not the magic bullet to the multiple ills bedevilling our planet, at the very least a very large part of the solution.


Sebastian Egerton-Read

Sebastian Egerton-Read

DIF Programme Manager and Social Media Manager

Seb is one of the two Ellen MacArthur Foundation's DIF Managers. He makes sure the DIF’s content reaches the right people on a global scale through resourceful and creative marketing. He also feeds into the DIF's long-term strategy. When Seb isn’t working on the DIF, he’s busy managing the Foundation’s social media accounts and producing regular content across platforms as well as writing for Circulate news.

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