Pecan Street recently collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Cornell University, Colorado State University, and Texas State University on a National Science Foundation-funded planning grant aimed at designing a research project that would lay the technological and social foundations for facilitating regenerative farmland management.

As part of this effort, we investigated how farmers currently make decisions about adoption of land management practices. Ann Armstrong, a researcher with the Nature Conservancy, reviewed existing academic literature on the social dimensions of regenerative agriculture and existing theoretical frameworks for understanding decision processes across such dimensions as gender and identity, communities of practices and place, cooperative resource management, and social movements.

This report summarizes her findings.

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